Tell Anglo American to Stay Out of Munduruku Territory!

Last year, we revealed in our report, Complicity in Destruction III, how industrial mining has impacted Indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon, and how large corporations such as Anglo American are complicit. Despite stating that it has no intention to mine on Indigenous lands, Anglo American still has 13 open permits to prospect for copper within the Munduruku people's Sawré Muybu Indigenous territory, in the Pará state.

In December, the Munduruku gathered to reaffirm that they want their territory free from mining and all destructive activities.

Tell Anglo American to set the record straight and to commit to stay out of the Munduruku lands. Help us keep the Amazon's Indigenous territories free of mining!

Photo credit: Beka Munduruku

TO: Mark Cutifani, CEO
CC: Jonathan Dunn, Head of International Policy and Planning
Wilfred Bruijn, President of Anglo American in Brazil

The Munduruku have repeatedly voiced their opposition to industrial mining in their lands. We call on Anglo American to respect their right to self-determination, refrain from all mining activities in their territory, and to commit publicly not to mine on Indigenous lands, regardless of any changes in Brazilian legislation.

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TO: Mark Cutifani, CEO
CC: Jonathan Dunn, Head of International Policy and Planning
Wilfred Bruijn, President of Anglo American in Brazil

Dear Mr. Cutifani –

Anglo American has recently stated that it has no intentions to carry out mining activities in Indigenous lands, and it has withdrawn all research requests that overlap with them. The Munduruku, whose territory are the most threatened by such requests, have repeatedly voiced their opposition to industrial mining in their lands, and they must be heard and respected.

We call on Anglo American to respect the right to self-determination of the Munduruku and refrain from all mining activities in this territory, as well as provide concrete evidence, within a reasonable timeline, of its withdrawal from mining research requests. Finally, we also call Anglo American to take the extra step and commit publicly to not mine on Indigenous lands, regardless of any changes in Brazilian legislation such as those proposed by the PL 191.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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