The future of Brazilian tribes hangs in the balance, as Congress debates a plan to change the constitution.
The scheme (known as PEC 215) would give anti-Indian landowners the chance to block the recognition of new indigenous territories – and it might even enable them to break up existing ones.
This would be disastrous for Brazilian tribes, because land is the key to their survival. Without it, none of their human rights can be realised.
Tribes such as the Guarani fear this would mean they’d never recover the land that was stolen from them.
Adalto Guarani (pictured) told us, “Please help us destroy this [plan]! It’s like a bomb waiting to explode, and if it explodes, it will put an end to our very existence. Please give us a chance to survive."
We urgently need your help to stop this happening. PEC 215 could be voted on by politicians imminently. Let’s tell those in charge of Congress to use their influence to ensure PEC 215 isn’t approved.
Please stand with Brazilian tribes.