Urgent email

Act now for the survival of uncontacted tribes

The future of several uncontacted tribes will be decided in the next few months.

Their rainforest territories, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, are shielded by emergency “Land Protection Orders” which are about to expire.

The orders make it illegal for loggers, miners and other invaders to enter the tribes’ lands. Without this protection, the forests would be completely destroyed – and the tribes who look after them and depend on them to survive could be wiped out.

One of the territories is home to the uncontacted Piripkura – survivors of decades of land theft and brutal massacres at the hands of the invaders.

Now, anti-indigenous politicians and ranchers – boosted by President Bolsonaro’s genocidal attacks on Brazil’s indigenous peoples – are trying to extinguish the orders so they can steal these lands for ranching, logging, mining, and more. This could wipe out whole peoples.

“If they kill them, there will be nobody left”
Rita Piripkura, whose uncontacted relatives live in one of the territories shielded by Land Protection Orders

Please email the Brazilian government now and ask them to renew these Land Protection Orders, evict all invaders, fully protect these territories, and #StopBrazilsGenocide.

Then, push the Brazilian government on social media too! Search for #AssinaFUNAI and #UncontactedTribes.

- On September 16, 2021, the emergency Land Protection Orders for the Piripkura Indigenous Territory was renewed, but for only six months. The previous Order was valid for 3 years, and a renewal for a similar length of time had been expected.

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To: Ministro Anderson Gustavo Torres, Sr Marcelo Augusto Xavier da Silva, Deputado Arthur Lira and Senador Rodrigo Pacheco

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Dear Ministro Anderson Gustavo Torres, Sr Marcelo Augusto Xavier da Silva, Deputado Arthur Lira and Senador Rodrigo Pacheco,

Emergency Land Protection Orders (“portarias de restrição de uso”) are key for the survival of uncontacted tribes – the most vulnerable peoples on the planet.

Attempts to extinguish them, or to reduce the sizes of these territories, constitute a genocidal attack on Brazil’s indigenous peoples, and must be stopped.

I understand that four emergency Land Protection Orders will expire in the coming months: the Orders for the Jacareúba/Katawixi and Pirititi Indigenous Territories will expire in 2021; as will those of the Ituna Itatá and Piripkura Indigenous Territories in early 2022.

Will you commit to:
- renewing these Land Protection Orders
- evicting all illegal invaders from these territories
- fully demarcating these lands, as the Brazilian constitution and international law require?

Yours sincerely,