PIAC Statements

SALSA Public Issues and Actions Committee (PIAC) Statements

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    Amazon fires in Brazil: open letter (8.26.19)

    We join our voices to those in Brazil and throughout the world who are outraged by the swathe of fires burning across northern Brazil.

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    Crimes against Pemón Indigenous Peoples: Letter to Venezuelan Government (8.04.19)

    SALSA strongly condemns the murders, expulsion and persecution of indigenous Pemón people by security forces of the Venezuelan government under the command of Nicolas Maduro.

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    Indigenous land invasions in Brazil: SALSA statement (8.01.19)

    SALSA strongly condemns the recent invasion of native lands in Brazil by several thousand illegal gold-miners, and we call upon the Brazilian government and international human rights community to manifest themselves with solutions appropriate to the crimes taking place…

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    Academic Freedom and Public Anthropology in Colombia: SALSA Statement (4-29-19)

    SALSA expresses its concern over the actions of the leadership of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH) to censor the perspective of professional anthropologists regarding the peaceful protest movement known as “La Minga.”

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    MUSEU NACIONAL: donations to the Francisca Keller Library (3.16.19)

    SALSA is currently collecting donations in support of the project to create a new Francisca Keller Library of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology. The original library was destroyed along with a great many treasures when the Museu Nacional…

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