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Brazil: The “MinersOutCovidOut” petition calls for expulsion of 20,000 illegal miners from Yanomami Indigenous Territory

December 2, 2020 – A 439,000 signature petition calling on the Brazilian government to prevent the genocide of the Yanomami people will be handed in to Congress in Brasilia on Thursday December 3. When: December 38am EST / 10am BRT / 1pm GMT: Petition hand-in to Federal deputies (online)5pm EST / 7pm BRT / 10pm GMT: Projections of Yanomami images on Brazilian Congress The “MinersOutCovidOut” petition calls […]

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Outrage from Indigenous leaders: notorious ‘Factory School’ for 30,000 children set to host World Congress of Anthropology

July 16, 2020 – Hundreds of Indigenous leaders, activists and anthropologists have denounced plans to hold the 2023 World Congress of Anthropology at the world’s largest “Factory School,” where children are told they are “never fully human.” Protestors have signed an open letter calling on the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and other anthropological bodies […]

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"Brazen and shameless": outrage as controversial Indian mining company opens tribal school

January 14, 2020 – A controversial Indian mining company whose operations threaten lands, forests and sacred sites vital to thousands of tribal families has opened a residential school for tribal children in Odisha, India in an effort to “transform” them. Adani, a $13billion corporation, is embroiled in controversy in India and Australia. In India its […]

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Germany freezes funding to WWF following human rights abuse in Congo

July 25, 2019 – The German government has frozen funding to WWF following a series of investigations by Buzzfeed revealing that the charity funds, equips, and works directly with forces that have tortured, raped and killed people. WWF has repeatedly suppressed accusations of violence and abuse. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed revealed that WWF had kept evidence of gang rape and torture at its German- and US- […]

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American missionary investigated over ‘entering land of uncontacted tribe’

Jan. 21, 2019 – An American missionary is being questioned by Brazilian authorities after he allegedly entered the territory of an uncontacted tribe. Steve Campbell, a missionary with the Greene Baptist Church in Maine, was reportedly questioned by officials from FUNAI, the Brazilian government’s Indigenous Affairs Department, amid reports that he could be tried for […]

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President Bolsonaro “declares war” on Brazil’s indigenous peoples – Survival International responds

Jan. 4, 2019 – Jair Bolsonaro has started his Presidency in the worst possible way for the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Taking responsibility for indigenous land demarcation away from FUNAI, the Indian affairs department, and giving it to the Agriculture Ministry is virtually a declaration of open warfare against Brazil’s tribal peoples. Tereza Cristina, the […]

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Survival International statement on killing of American man by Sentinelese tribe, Andaman Islands

Nov. 21, 2018 – An American man, reportedly a missionary, has been killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands, India. Survival International’s Director Stephen Corry said today: “This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen. The Indian authorities should have been enforcing the protection of the Sentinelese and their island […]

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French billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Nov. 2, 2016 – Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human rights abuses against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors, including illegal evictions and torture. The operation is based in two “protected areas” in Cameroon, leased by Benjamin de Rothschild. It offers […]

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