I LIKE THIS GUY’S APPROACH TO COMPASSION FR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES—TO BE RESPECTED, NOT PILLAGED!
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.
Based on all…
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