Discussion on the rights of recently-contacted indigenous people at an event in Belém
The activity is part of the programme of the 10th Pan-Amazonian Social Forum, from 28 to 31 July and will be attended by indigenous people, human rights specialists and activists
On Friday (29), the 10th FOSPA (Pan-Amazonian Social Forum) will host a self-organised activity on the cases of the Indigenous Lands Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau and the Arara-Kowit of the Indigenous Land, Cachoeira Seca. The proposal is to discuss ways of ensuring these people´s rights to territory and public policies. The activity will be held in Room 413 at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), in Belém (Pará).
The event is being organised by Conectas, the KOWIT Association, the Jupaú Association, GTI PIACI (International Working Group for the Protection of Indigenous People in Isolation and Initial Contact), the Maíra Institute and Kanindé (Association for Ethno-Environmental Protection).
Those participating in the activity include: Antenor Vaz, GTI PIACI; Bitaté Uru-eu-wau-wau, President of the Uru-eu-wau-wau/Jupaú Association of Indigenous Peoples; Chief Mobu Odó Arara, Kowit Association; Ivaneide Bandeira, from Kanindé; Júlia Mello Neiva, Coordinator of the Conectas programme for the Protection of Socioenvironmental Development and Rights and Daniel Lopes Faggiano, from the Maíra Institute.
The Pan-Amazonian Social Forum is a space for articulation, action and reflection on the Amazon Basin. Its objective is to articulate the agendas of Amazonian organisations and networks and to draw attention to proposals to protect Amazônia from climate change and inter-cultural relations.