Between the 7th and 11th of September, the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestrality (Anmiga) promotes the 2nd National March of Indigenous Women, in Brasília. With the theme “Original women: Reforesting minds for the healing of the Earth’, the participation of approximately 4,000 women, with more than 150 peoples, coming from all biomes of Brazil is expected.
The indigenous rights activist and coordinator of Anmiga, Braulina Baniwa, said that the National Articulation is already preparing to welcome women during the three days of activity, which take place in the space of the National Arts Foundation (Funarte).
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In this sense, the National Articulation launched a campaign to collect blankets, children’s and adults’ cool clothes, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, toys and fruit, which can now be delivered to the Communication Tent, set up outside Funarte. In parallel, the network created a virtual campaign for cash donations. The goal is to raise R$ 400 thousand.
Baniwa highlights that “many women and children are leaving their territories for the first time, from different places and climates very different from Brasília”, hence the need for support from entities and the population to ensure the well-being of all participants.
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Anmiga’s manifesto on the March highlights that, due to constant violations of rights, deepened in the context of the pandemic, women are “acting not only in the fight against covid-19, but in the line of defense of the “systematic Covid of the Federal Government ”and of its permanent attacks on indigenous rights”.
The March schedule starts on Tuesday (7) and can be checked here.
Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino