Day 11: Parakana Leaders Join the Belo Monte Occupation
July 1, 2012 | Atossa Soltani
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The indigenous occupiers spent the day bathing in the Xingu, meeting and planning and ended the day with each group performing their traditional dances and songs. Early this morning, several dozen entered the nearby Norte Energia work camp to see firsthand the destruction in the surrounding areas. They were able to travel along the newly constructed access road, see the massive construction sites including quarries and workers' housing camps.
Karangre Xikrin, an elder warrior lamented: "We are so sad, so very sad. The river will die because of Belo Monte. Everything, the turtles, the snakes, the fish, the rays, all will be finished."