Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Indigenous Movement Stops Construction Of Brazilian Mega-Dam

In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their home. The Brazilian indigenous agency FUNAI finally demarcated the territory of the Munduruku people, providing the legal basis to suspend construction of the São Luiz de Tapajós dam. These 700 square miles of land – known as Sawre Muybu – are now legally recognized as the traditional territory of the Munduruku and protected under the Brazilian constitution.

More:  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-movement-stops-construction-of-brazilian-mega-dam/

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