"Let the River Run"

Brazil's Indigenous Peoples Fight for Their Rights Along the Xingu and in Río

Construction of the Belo Monte monster dam poses a serious threat to the indigenous communities that live along the majestic Xingu River. The fight to defend the territories and rights of the Xikrin, Juruna, Arara, Kayapó and other indigenous peoples heated up before, during, and after the Río+20 Earth Summit, in Río de Janeiro from June 20th to 22nd.

Amazon Watch, together with its partners International Rivers and Rainforest Action Network, sent a team in early June to help ensure the voices of indigenous leaders were heard in the media, and to provide other strategic support. The following posts include related blogs, press releases, and media articles.

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