Urgent petition

Stop Brazil’s Genocide

Brasilia protests April 2018 "By staining the streets red, we are showing how much blood has been shed in our fight for the protection of indigenous lands." Sonia Guajajara

© Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil

President Jair Bolsonaro has ‘declared war’ on Brazil’s indigenous peoples.

He has:
- taken the government’s indigenous affairs department, FUNAI, away from the Ministry of Justice and placed it under the control of Minister Damares Alves, an evangelical preacher under investigation for inciting racial hatred against indigenous peoples
- taken the responsibility to map out indigenous territories away from FUNAI and given it to the Agriculture Ministry which is run by anti-indigenous politicians of the agribusiness lobby
- issued decrees to make it harder to protect indigenous territories, and to ‘monitor’ indigenous peoples’ allies
- and more…

These moves spell disaster for indigenous peoples nationwide and could wipe out dozens of uncontacted tribes.

But across the country, indigenous peoples are fighting back. They won’t let anyone steal their land, because without it they can’t survive.

They’re asking for your help. Please sign and share.

Signatures : Help us reach 15,000!

Please sign the global petition to stop Brazil’s genocide

Your Excellency President Jair Bolsonaro,

I respectfully urge you to uphold Brazil’s constitution and the international laws Brazil has ratified, and ensure that indigenous territories are protected from illegal invasions and outside intervention, for the indigenous peoples’ exclusive use.

This includes the land of uncontacted tribes. Brazil is home to more uncontacted peoples than anywhere else on the planet. Their land must be protected to prevent their genocide, and to allow them to survive and thrive.

Brazil’s first peoples are at the core of your nation and their survival is of importance to all humanity.

I echo the demands of indigenous people across Brazil: Please allow FUNAI to protect indigenous territories, and ensure that indigenous rights are fully upheld.

 

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