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Alto Xingu: Message from Pirakuman Yawalapiti about Climate Change and Human Rights Situation in Brazil

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

translated by Earth Peoples (to read original in portuguese click here)

By Pirakuman Yawalapiti

Pirakuman Yawalapiti, Alto Xingu, Brazil (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Pirakuman Yawalapiti, Alto Xingu, Brazil (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Do you know that a tornado passed through my village? The wind destroyed 4 houses in the village. It broke all the trees that were around our village. A woman broke her leg, a guy almost broke his leg but thank god it wasn’t that serious. Lost quite a few things that were outside the home, aluminum pots, bowls, and other useful materials, they were taken by the wind. So I’m here in Sao Paulo to see if I can find and take something for those who lost their belongings. I lost my mini DV camcorder, and will see if it can be fixed. I think it will be expensive to repair it.

Folks, here in Brazil is a fight going on between indigenous peoples and the white; yesterday I received news of the Kaiabi people, they’re in trouble with the invasion of miners. The Indigenous Kaiabi tried to defend themselves, but the Federal Police shot at them, and killed one of the Indigenous, another one is hospitalized in Cuiabá.

The Police is killing Indigenous Peoples.

It is very sad and I am very outraged with this news. The Dilma government is not good for us Indigenous Peoples. The Dilma government is ending/finishing-off with Nature.

hug
Pirakuman

Yawalapiti communal house,  Alto Xingu, Brazil (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Yawalapiti communal house, Alto Xingu, Brazil (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)