This Sunday (22) began the national mobilization “Luta pela Vida” in Brasília, with the setting up and occupation of a camp in the federal capital organized by the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (Apib), together with all its organizations of base.
The activities run until the 28th and seek to claim rights and promote acts against the anti-indigenous agenda in the National Congress and the federal government. The main focus of attention is the judgment of the thesis of the so-called “Temporal Milestone”, which is on the agenda of the Supreme Court (STF) on Wednesday (25) and which may define the future of the demarcation of Indigenous Lands (TIs) it will also be accompanied by mobilization.
The indigenous movement has constantly denounced the worsening of violence against indigenous peoples inside and outside traditional territories.
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“We cannot remain silent in the face of this violent scenario. It is not just the Covid-19 virus that is killing our people and that is why we decided once again to go to Brasília to continue fighting for the lives of indigenous peoples, Mother Earth and humanity”, emphasizes Sonia Guajajara, one of the executive coordinators of the Apib.
The mobilization has an intense schedule of plenary sessions, political agendas in government agencies, and embassies, marches, public demonstrations and cultural events. During this period, indigenous people from all over the country will be camped at Praça da Cidadania, next to the National Theater.
All activities rely on a collaborative communication team formed mostly by indigenous people. “It is necessary to give visibility and amplify the voices of the indigenous movement as a whole. In this scenario of many threats, communication plays a key role and we will be joining forces in this camp”, emphasizes Erisvan Guajajara, Media India coordinator.
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Demonstration with health care and without denial
The Fight for Life Camp has developed sanitary protocols to reinforce all existing and recommended norms for combating Covid-19. The health team has indigenous health professionals in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (Abrasco), with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) of Brasília and Rio de Janeiro, with the Indigenous Health Clinic of the University of Brasília ( Asi/UnB) and with the University Hospital of Brasília (HUB).
“The health recommendations begin from the moment the delegations mobilize to leave their territories. Apib proposes the summoning of people who already have their full vaccination coverage,” stresses Dinamam Tuxá, one of Apib’s executive coordinators.
The first day of the camp, Sunday (22), will be dedicated to the arrival of the delegations and the Covid-19 testing of the participants, as one of the sanitary protocols for the mobilization.
On Monday (23), the activities are dedicated to political updates with leaders across the country. ‘The Five Powers’ is the name of the plenary that will be held to promote an analysis of the current situation on the legislative, executive, judiciary, popular and spiritual powers. On this day, rituals and audiovisual exhibitions are also planned.
Edition: Vinicius Segalla