🚨 Alert: Bill to be discussed in Brazilian Congress this week is grave threat to existence of indigenous reservations, as assault on Amazon protections continues. What is at stake?

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📷Andressa Zumpano

#PL490NÃO #TerraIndigenaFica #ClimateCrisis #Brazil
The proposal changes the Statute of the Indian (1973) and updates PEC 215, allowing the suppression of indigenous rights guaranteed in the Constitution, among them, the permanent possession of their lands and the exclusive right over their natural resources. (2/5)
The project places demarcations under the so-called “time frame” rule, whereby only indigenous peoples who were in possession of their land on the promulgation of the Constitution (1988), or were in a legal dispute then, would have land rights direct with invaders. (3/5)
The thesis disregards the history of expulsions, forced evictions and violence committed against these populations, especially during the 1964-1984 dictatorship, paving the way for the federal administration to take Indigenous Reservations Territory. (4/5)
It opens space to end of the policy of non-contact with isolated indigenous pp, allowing contact in the "public interest", which could be intermediated by public or private companies, as well as religious missions, a practice terminated in Brazil since the re-democratization.

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