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Forests (campaign title)
Munduruku Indigenous People Protect the Amazon - Web Video (English Version)
The Munduruku people publicly identify their territory to demonstrate to Brazilian society and the international community the risk the São Luís do Tapajós dam plan poses to the Amazon forest and their way of life. Working with Greenpeace activists, they are undertaking a community led, unofficial demarcation of their traditional land – which means placing fifty big signs around the perimeter of their territory. The signs look similar to the official signs that the Brazilian government would use if they were doing what their very own departments recommend – recognising this area as Munduruku traditional land. The demarcation is another step in the global effort to stop the construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric dam, which, if built, would flood nearly 400 square km of forest, including important cultural and traditional sites of the Munduruku people and other traditional populations that live around the Tapajós River.
In original language:
Povo Munduruku protege a Amazônia
Lideranças Munduruku instalaram as primeiras placas nas fronteiras do seu território tradicional para sinalizar que ali é território do povo Munduruku. As placas são semelhantes às utilizadas pelo governo brasileiro na demarcação oficial de terras indígenas. A ação consolida a iniciativa de autodemarcação da Terra Indígena Sawré Muybu, localizada no município de Itaituba, no Pará, que aconteceu entre 2014 e 2015 com o apoio de diversos grupos aliados. Essa será a primeira de diversas atividades que se somarão à luta histórica desse povo na defesa de seu território e na proteção do rio Tapajos, no coração da Amazônia, contra a construção da barragem de São Luís do Tapajós.
IMAGES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN BRAZIL MUST NOT BE USED FOR FUNDRAISING PURPOSES OR GIVEN TO THIRD PARTIES. EXTERNAL MEDIA USAGE MUST BE DONE UNDER PRIOR AUTHORIZATION BY GREENPEACE BRAZIL.
Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land
Munduruku and Greenpeace Demarcate Indigenous Lands in the Amazon (video)
The Munduruku people have inhabited the Sawré Muybu in the heart of the Amazon, for generations. The Brazilian government plans to build a series of dams in the Tapajos River basin, which would severely threaten their way of life. The Munduruku demand the demarcation of their territory which would ensure protection from such projects. In addition to preserving their way of life, the demarcation of Sawré Muybu ensures the conservation of 178,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest.
Munduruku and Greenpeace Demarcate Indigenous Lands in the Heart of the Amazon (Photos & Video)
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