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Survival International, the global organisation for the right of tribal people, said today (24 January) that a tribal community is being attacked by a large number of gunmen in southern Brazil.
Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami shaman and spokesman from Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, has been awarded Brazil’s Order of Cultural Merit, one of the country’s top honours.
A band of loggers has been arrested close to the territory of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon basin. They were found by a Brazilian government task force, which also confiscated forty truckloads of illegally-felled timber.
A huge forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon is threatening to consume one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet.
Two Guarani teenagers are feared dead amidst a wave of attacks on indigenous communities in west-central Brazil
Members of one of Brazil’s most persecuted tribes have been kidnapped by ranchers who occupy their land. The community have also been attacked, forcing women and children to flee.
The UN has appealed to the Brazilian government to take urgent action as gunmen have surrounded several Guarani communities, threatening them with imminent attack.
Survival International has launched a unique project to bring the latest communications technology to some of the world’s most remote tribal communities.
Ahead of UN Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, Survival International has released a unique video of one of the world’s most recently contacted Indians.
President Obama must use a White House meeting with the Brazilian President to request formally the resettling of Guantanamo detainees in Brazil, rights groups have said.
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