Indigenous Women Protest Brazil’s President

Indigenous women took to Brazil's capital to protest Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s new president. This is what they want the international community to know. 🇧🇷

Sounding the alarm to the international community

On August 13 in Brazil, hundreds of indigenous women protested in Brasilia, the nation’s capital. “Historically, this is the first time that indigenous women have taken to the streets to show their opposition, willingness to fight and above all, their courage. Their courage to fight for their lives and today, to be in control of their destiny. They feel threatened by the policies of Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, ” says Sonia Guajajara Guajajara tribe member. The Bolsonaro government wants to make towns and cities responsible for providing medical services to indigenous people, and community leaders fear local authorities lack the infrastructure and specialized units required. The federal government is currently in charge of healthcare, and indigenous communities are visited by specially trained professionals.

The roughly 900,000 indigenous people in Brazil live mainly in the Amazon region — which has already lost 1,814 square miles of forest since early 2019 — nearly twice as much as in 2018 based on data from Brazilian National Space Research Institute. “We’ve been experiencing a number of attacks that are violent and systematic, an absence of borders for our land, the issue of health and education, all of that’s in danger. We’re fighting against privatization and advocating for fairer, higher quality education. The Amazon is ours,” tells Joenia Wapichana, Representative of the state of Roraima.

The indigenous women are protesting to protect their land, demand better healthcare services and sound the alarm to the international community. “People need to respect our Brazil. Brazil is ours; it belongs to the indigenous people. Jair Bolsonaro has come here to destroy Brazil. We don’t want that. He can go back where he came from. We don’t want someone like him governing our country, Brazil,” adds Petjea Kraho, Kraho tribe member. Critics say Mr. Bolsonaro's positions have encouraged illegal mining and invasions of reserves. Last month, an indigenous leader was stabbed to death, reportedly by heavily armed gold miners who had invaded a remote indigenous territory.


08/15/2019 11:58 AM
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  • Jarrod C.
    12 hours

    i seent a tiddy

  • Jovan R.
    12 hours

    Lets all just say fk it and move to the mountains 🙌

  • Kenneth W.
    a day

    Powerful ...

  • Fernando S.
    a day

    Dejen de llamarles indígenas somos nativos de América y no ingidenas y ni mucho menos indios por no somos de India!!!!!!!!!!

  • Troy J.
    a day

    That’s why women are superior, they can multitask👍

  • Samantha L.
    2 days

    I think the whole world could come together and figure out what is best for our people, Not people’s pockets. All have equal rights. All have homes and food and not be separated. Live peacefully how we choose to believe in. This happening should be concerning for Us all.

  • Alfred B.
    2 days

    Keep fighting

  • Neal S.
    3 days

    She gonna make that babies drank go flat shaking it like that!

  • Joe V.
    4 days

    I don't understand but I fill there pain

  • Bhee D.
    4 days

    We must look to BAMBOO.🕊🕊🕊

  • Nander V.
    4 days

    Those people are all being used as a shunting mass, Brazil is finally walking forward aft years on left control

  • Cassandra A.
    4 days

    Omg. I just can't believe the woman in the beginning breastfeeding. I mean seriously?? The child is trying to eat, would you quit bouncing? Rude. 😂😂 obviously just kidding. Have to say that for the snowflakes.

  • David T.
    4 days

    So how did this new president get elected? With 55.13% of the popular vote, in 2018, so he's not really new. This protest is roughly a year after his election. As of December of 2019 his approval rating has dropped to 35%. There will be another national election in 2022. Brazilian presidents can hold office for eight years, popular vote every four years. He can run again after a term out.

  • Mike T.
    4 days

    That baby had a great grip on that bouncing nipple.

  • Jesse W.
    5 days

    Don't they know you are not supposed to shake babies? 🤔😂

  • Antione R.
    5 days

    I love it!!! Beautiful woman!!!! Wake up world!!!!

  • Martin W.
    5 days

    Indigenous.... You do know you can call them Indians. They actually don't mind.

  • John F.
    6 days

    Kill him. Best option for your nation

  • Jojo V.
    6 days

    Money destroys everything

  • Heather M.
    6 days

    I stand with you