Indigenous Rights and the Amazon Rainforest Fire


Blind Injustice

A few weeks ago, the fires in the Amazon rainforest
were getting international attention for the environmental damage caused. And
honestly, it was important that these fires got the attention they did.

But a seldom-reported aspect of this crisis is
the damage that it is doing to indigenous lands.

In terms of indigenous rights in Brazil, the
situation is already bad enough under their president, Jair Bolsonaro. Here’s a
sampling of what Bolsonaro and his allies have already done, in his short time
(a few months) in office, even before the Amazon fires:

  • There used to be
    offices in the Brazilian government looking after the health and education of
    indigenous people. Those offices were removed under Bolsonaro.
  • Bolsonaro has defended
    mineral exploitation on indigenous lands.
  • An indigenous tribe
    has received seemingly no help after their water source was destroyed earlier
    this year by a dam burst.[1]

Based on all…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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