FUNAI Recognizes Four Indigenous Territories
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (Dia do Índio), and after years of delay and political intrigue, FUNAI published official reports recognizing four indigenous territories:
- TI Sawré Muybu in Pará (Munduruku)
- TI Ypoi/Triunfo in Mato Grosso do Sul (Guarani Kaiowa)
- TI Sambaqui in Paraná (Guarani Mbya)
- TI Jurubaxi-Téa in Amazonas (vários povos)
There have also been nearly a dozen quilombo communities in Pará, Amazonas, Maranhão that have been published/recognized in the Diário da União. While official recognition is not the end of the road–all of these territories still need to be homologized and demarcated, and must first withstand a 180 day period in which appeals can be registered–these are important milestones nevertheless. Read complete text…
An overview of these recent actions is available here.
Contributors: Glenn Shepard and Jeremy Campbell.
Photography: Cacique Juarez, from the village Sawré Muybu, at TI Sawré Muybu. Photo: Joka Madruga
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