Brazil's treatment of Indigenous Peoples
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- New President of Brazil Will Have to Face
- CIMI—Indianist Missionary Council,
Newsletter, 5 January 1995. Cardoso has not
announced his Indianist policy so far, but several measures
must be taken to solve the problems which Indians have been
facing for centuries: the demarcation and guarantee of
Indian lands, which economic, political, and military groups
have been resisting.
- Brazilian government threatens Indian
- Indianist Missionary Council (CIMI),
Newsletter, 11 May 1995. Whether demarcation of
Indian lands to ensure private property rights is
adjudicated or constitutionally based.
- CAPOIB takes a stand against changes in
- Cimi Newsletter No. 161, 2 June 1995. The Brazilian
government should not promote any amendments to decree
22/91, which provides for the procedures to be adopted in
the demarcation of Indian lands. The participation of
private individuals and corporations in the administrative
procedure for the demarcation of Indian lands will cause
serious consequences to Indian peoples.
- Brazilian government recognizes slave
- Indianist Missionary Council—CIMI,
Newsletter, 8 June 1995. Government finally
admits the existence of Indian slave labor.
- Supreme Court legitimates illegal
municipalities: Decision violates indigenous rights
- CIMI Newsletter no. 236, 14 November 1996. One of the
worst judicial decisions against indigenous peoples. On 7
November, the Supreme Federal Court rejected the
Unconstitutionality Suit filed against the creation of the
municipalities of Uiramuta and Pacaraima, whose
administrative headquarters are located inside the
Raposa/Serra do Sol and Sao Marcos indigenous areas, in the
state of Roraima.
- Government tries to deny negotiation over
Raposa/Serra do Sol area
- Indianist Missionary Council—Cimi,
Newsletter, 22 May 1997. Political corruption:
in exchange for votes, mining lands excluded from
demarcation as Indian land.
- Karaja Indians are exploited by
- Institute Centro de Vida, 16 July 1998. The Indians are
being assaulted by counterband activists of the region who
contract the Indians to capture fish, turtles etc., in
exchange for drink. A large percentage of the Indians are
addicted to alcohol (brief).