Sunday, 20 July 2008

Indians, stay

At the beginning of the year a group of Indians built huts and settled on Camboinhas Beach on the outskirts of the city of Niterói (in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil).
The huts were built by some 50 members of the Guarani ethnicity because the beach was their ancestral property, where indigenous cemeteries of archaeological importance are located.
The inhabitants of Camboinhas residential neighborhoods had begun a process to force the authorities to expel the Indians from the valuable beach property, but that has been suspended while Funai studies the truth of the Indians' argument.
A fire has recently destroyed six huts built by this group.
Dear Indians, this doesn´t change anything, don´t give up and stay, this land belongs to you.

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