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VIDEO: RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH – 20 june 2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH – 20 June 2012

Indigenous Peoples Protest March in front of UN premises RIO+20 (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Indigenous Peoples Protest March in front of UN premises RIO+20 (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

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Hundreds of indigenous peoples from Brazil nearly stormed the entrance of the official UN RIO+20 conference yesterday, June 20 2012,  that was heavily guarded by armed forces.

RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH - 20 june 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH - 20 june 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Secretary General of the Presidency of Brazil, Gilberto de Cavalho, pressured by the resistance of the indigenous protesters to leave,  came finally outside.

Police at RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH - 20 june 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Police at RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH - 20 june 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Cavalho promised upon repeated demand of the  outraged protesters that 12 indigenous leaders will be allowed to enter the UN premises to deliver their final outcome document to the world at the official UN conference.

RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH Chief Raoni and Secretary General of the Presidency of Brazil, Gilberto de Cavalho

RIO+20: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROTEST MARCH Chief Raoni and Secretary General of the Presidency of Brazil, Gilberto de Cavalho

After the protesters returned to the Indigenous “Free Land Camp”,  located 2 hours away from the official UN meeting at the Peoples Summit space at the Flamengo Park,

Final Text discussed and agreed upon at Indigenous "Free Land Camp" (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Final Text discussed and agreed upon at Indigenous

the indigenous  technical team  – that had merged over the past days text from regional indigenous prep-meetings documents – presented their final proposal, which was agreed upon at around 8pm by the indigenous representatives present.

Final Text discussed at Indigenous "Free Land Camp" (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Final Text discussed at Indigenous

Today,  12 indigenous representatives from Brazil will therefore deliver the final document “CARTA DO RIO DE JANEIRO”.

Final Text discussed and agreed upon at Indigenous "Free Land Camp" (Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

Final Text discussed and agreed upon at Indigenous

Despite the hardship of Indigenous peoples to arrive in Rio, despite that the Brazilian Buerau or Indian Affairs (FUNAI) had broken their promise to arrange transport for the indigenous peoples for every region of Brazil at the very day of departure, leaving most of the regions with no way to send their representatives to Rio, despite the attempt of Brazil to weaken the indigenous movement by hindering their participation within the official UN event (no registration- UN passes), despite the attempt of Brazil to create disunity among the indigenous peoples (see Carta do Rio de Janeiro regarding the space inside RioCento=Karioka)

RIO+20: Indigenous Peoples Protest March June 20 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

RIO+20: Indigenous Peoples Protest March June 20 2012(Photo © Rebecca Sommer)

– the indigenous movement of Brazil showed once again that they are not willing to have their political voice being suffocated.

To download CARTA DO RIO DE JANEIRO in portuguese, click HERE

To download the RIO DE JANEIRO DECLARATION in English, clickHERE