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News from the Enawene Nawe


Amazon tribe’s protest shuts down dam site

Indians from the Enawene Nawe tribe in the Brazilian Amazon occupied and shut down the site of a huge hydroelectric dam on Saturday, destroying equipment, in an attempt to save the river that runs through their land.

Enawene Nawe Indians mount blockade

Indians from the Enawene Nawe tribe mounted a blockade of a road bridge in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso on Sunday, to protest against a complex of dams to be built upriver from their land.

Enawene Nawe Indians win right to fish

A Brazilian judge has affirmed that the Enawene Nawe Indians have the right to fish on the Rio Preto, their most important fishing river.

Ranchers threaten Enawene Nawe Indians

A group of armed men have walked into an Enawene Nawe fishing camp in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, and threatened the Indians with reprisals unless they leave.

Amazon Indians end blockade

The Enawene Nawe Indians ended their protest at the site of a planned hydroelectric dam on Tuesday.

Amazon Indians blockade dam site

The remote Enawene Nawe tribe have blockaded the construction site of a hydroelectric dam in the Brazilian Amazon, which they say will destroy their vital fishing grounds.

Enawene Nawe blockade succeeds

The Brazilian government has agreed to several key demands of the Enawene Nawe Indians after they blockaded a major highway. The government's Indian agency, FUNAI, will survey lands claimed by the Enawene Nawe and other tribes, with the aim of officially

Remote Amazon tribe to travel to Brasília

The remote Enawene Nawe tribe have dismantled their three day blockade of one of the main highways in Mato Grosso state and are set to travel to the Brazilian capital, Brasília, to meet government officials.

Amazon tribe block highway to stop hydroelectric dams

A remote Amazonian tribe are blockading a major highway in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso in protest at a series of hydroelectric dams that will destroy their vital fishing grounds. The Enawene Nawe Indians set up their blockade yesterday morning.