We need to create a visible groundswell of Brazilian – and international – opinion to pressure the authorities into getting all invaders out of Awá territory.
They are earth’s most threatened tribe and face extinction.
If you’d like to help, here are some ideas.
Download our stencil, cut it out, get some ‘spray chalk’ and put your ‘BRAZIL: SAVE THE AWA’ mark anywhere it’ll be noticed (please respect other people’s property, and ensure children are supervised!). Take a picture of your work and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us where it is, and if you can include a famous local landmark, all the better. We’ll use a selection of the photos we receive to promote the campaign online.
You can order a pack of stickers online — a small donation to cover their cost is appreciated but not essential.
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Always try and take a picture and send it to us at email@example.com. If you can, find sites relevant to Brazil (eg embassies, tourist offices, sports events where Brazilians are competing, Brazilian cafés and bars etc.).
There are many Brazilians who want to save the Awá. We need to help them show the authorities that this is an international movement which is just not going away until all invaders have been properly removed from Awá territory and the Indians saved from extinction. If necessary, we will run this campaign for years.
Brazil is the most powerful country in South America and an emerging economic power. It’s hosting the next World Cup and the Olympic Games. Only its government can save the first Brazilians, the Indians. If it fails, its international prestige will be damaged for generations.