Brasília - Índios do Acampamento Terra Livre fazem nova manifestação na Esplanada dos Ministérios (José Cruz/Agência Brasil)

On April 24-26, 2019 the National Association of Native-Brazilians (APIB in Portuguese) will hold their annual meeting in Brasilia called Free Land Camp in its 15th edition.

CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup
April 24, 2019

Five thousand Native-Brazilians are expected to attend the meeting.
Their goal is to unite Native-Brazilians from 300 ethnical groups to fight for their rights for land, education and healthcare which have been historically denied by the Brazilian State.
Current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared a war on their rights.
Bolsonaro put the Native-Brazilian National Foundation (known as FUNAI) under control of agribusiness landlords who oppose any land recognition for Native-Brazilians.
The Minister for Healthcare announced the dismantling of all 34 healthcare centers for Native-Brazilians. After strong mobilization, that decision was postponed.
Last week the Minister of Justice Sergio Moro announced that he will employ the National Guard to “protect” Brasilia from the Native-Brazilians.
The main issue is around land ownership.
Native-Brazilians want the government to recognize their ancestral lands.
Out of 683 Native-Brazilian areas, only 406 are fully recognized as such.
Fourteen of them are under attack by landowners, mining companies and big wood companies.
CSP-Conlutas demands immediate and full recognition of all Native-Brazilian areas!