PIAC Statements

SALSA Public Issues and Actions Committee (PIAC) Statements

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    Nomination of Ricardo Lopes Dias as Head of FUNAI’s CGIIRC (2-6-20)

    SALSA strongly condemns the nomination on Feb. 5, 2020 of Ricardo Lopes Dias to the position of coordinator of FUNAI’s CGIIRC, the General Coordination of Isolated and Recently Contacted Indigenous Peoples. This nomination continues the frighteningly dangerous trend of…

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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. The smoke of these fires has famously blackened the daytime sky of Brazil’s largest city,…

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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. In this determination, SALSA relies on the expertise of its members and the evidence…

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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 (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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