The Brazilian Congress is voting to change their constitution, immediately erasing all protections from the territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, the peoples who hold vital keys for how to effectively serve as true Guardians of Nature, opening the Heart of Earth's Water Cycle to commercial development and pillage at an unprecedented rate, resulting in catastrophic ecocide, genocide & pushing the ecological tipping point.
Help spread the awareness of this,
our collective moment of choice.
* This is a Matter of Life or Death * #VOTENOPL490 #PL490NÃO
Here are Seven Very Simple Steps YOU Can Do...
2. Honor the Indigenous Cultures
Photo Credit: Ivan Kuxan Sawyer, Mtg.
"We, Indigenous Women, are also the Earth, because the Earth is made in us. Through the strength of the song, we connect in all corners, where charms that are our ancestors are present. The Earth is sister, daughter, aunt, mother, grandmother, uterus, food, healing for the world."
The Indigenous Peoples are the Earth's Guardians. They've been effective caretakers protecting the forests for eons, and they hold the wisdom to not only retain what remains of our Earth's most vital ecosystems but also understand how to revitalize what's been lost to 100 years of extraction.
ANMIGA, the National Articulation of Women Warriors of Ancestry, is advancing the initiative "Reflorestarmentes" to reforest minds and collect the wisdom we've inherited from our ancestors. These Guardian women are taking to the streets to build networks welcoming and strengthening a community of diverse ecosystems engaging in the struggle of a good life for traditional peoples.
They propose a national and international agenda, based on a viable ecological transition upholding the land rights of traditional communities and peoples, and restoring indigenous territories as a transformative policy presenting alternatives to confront the potential of rampant climate collapse.
We remain connected to our roots only because we always are, and because our ancestors were.
in a Dossier to the International Criminal Court in The Hague
August 16, 2021
APIB, the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil launches an International
Complaint Dossier at the Hague International Criminal Court holding the
current administration accountable for Genocide and Ecocide.
BRASÍLIA, August 16, 2021 –
The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) launched its International Complaints Dossier. The document brings together data and information that demonstrate that the Administration of Brazil has selected indigenous peoples as enemies. The document relates actions and omissions to the increase in cases of violence and conflict in indigenous territories.
5. Email Brazilian Senators
We, the Concern Citizens of Planet Earth categorically require the Brazilian Congress to give a
NO VOTE on all Land Bills seeking to void the established Indigenous Land Protections.
Photo Credit: Alass Derivas | @derivajornalismo, Courtesy of APIB Oficial
As global citizens, we understand we're all human beings who inhabit the same planet, despite the national borders separating us, which have been enhanced and entrenched by inhumane and predatory historic processes such as colonialism. As well, knowing the consequences of our destruction of the planet in pursuit of the privilege, greed and short-term gain of a few - whatever they may be - will affect each of us and all future generations far.
(Translations available in PT/ES/FR/DE/IT)
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Photo Credit: Ivan Kuxan Sawyer, Mtg.
7. What More Can You Do?
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!
As 'Concerned Citizens of Planet Earth'
WE STAND AS COMMITTED WITNESSES
Ensuring the Brazilian Congress does what's right for the greatest good of all.
Insisting on a "NO VOTE" to retain all the current constitutional laws
concerning any indigenous land bills and then to strengthen
the existing indigenous territorial, cultural and social protections.
We must work together with the Indigenous Peoples, in support of their intention
to regenerate the rainforest and regain what's been lost.
You can contribute to their effort with any of these very simple actions.
Every Drop Counts!
12 MORE SIMPLE STEPS
1. Join the #StandWithAmazonia Challenge, encourage others to join
2. Get aware, learn even more, and stay connected about the issues
3. Eat a plant-based diet and talk widely about the potential impact
4. Write your lawmakers to pressure systemic policy change
5. Write Letters to the Editor for your regional publications
6. Contribute connections, funding, genius, or resources
7. Join or create a local Stand with Amazônia group
8. Buy locally supporting regenerative economies
9. Choose conflict-free in your consumption
10. Spread only the TRUEST news
11. Find, sign & share petitions
12. Host Watch Parties
And even more! Get Creative!
Consider donating time or resources to APIB in support of their mobilization.