Indigenous

Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on October 3, 2013. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups concentrate in the Brazilian capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization Week.

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Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on Thursday. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups gathered in Brazil’s capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization week.

Indians from various ethnicities in Brazil during a protest at Planalto Palace...An Indian man from one of various ethnicities in Brazil speaks on his mobile phone during a protest against ongoing projects in National Congress to alter policies on demarcation of indigenous lands, at the Planalto Palace August 13, 2013.

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An ethnic man from Brazil attends a protest against projects in National Congress to alter policies on demarcation of indigenous lands, at the Planalto Palace on Tuesday

Munduruku natives rally in fron...TOPSHOTS Munduruku natives rally in front of  the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on June 6, 2013. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation under which they would have to be consulted prior to any official decision affecting them with respect to the dam's construction. Belo Monte, which is being built at a cost of $13 billion, is expected to flood an area of 500 square km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some NGOs have estimated that some 40,000 people would be displaced by the massive project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SAEVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images

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Munduruku Indians gather in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation giving them consultation rights prior to any official decision regarding the construction of the Belo Monte dam that would affect them. The dam, which is being built at a cost of $13bn, is expected to flood an area of 500sq km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some non-governmental organisations have estimated that about 40,000 people would be displaced by the huge project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life, while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem Read more