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Montevideo, August 9th 2022 - 11:09 UTC

Tag: FUNAI

  • Tuesday, June 14th 2022 - 22:01 UTC

    Brazilian Senate to oversee Amazonia investigations

    Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco spoke of a parallel state implanted in the region

    Brazil's Senate Monday approved an initiative to create a temporary committee to oversee the probe into the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips, a correspondent for The Guardian, and his indigenist guide Bruno Araújo Pereira, a National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) official on leave.

  • Monday, September 14th 2020 - 11:38 UTC

    Brazilian top expert in Amazon tribes killed by an arrow in the chest

    Rieli Franciscato, 56, had spent his career as an official in government's indigenous affairs agency Funai, working to set up reservations to protect Brazil's tribes

    A top expert on isolated Amazon tribes in Brazil was killed by an arrow that struck him in the chest as he approached an indigenous group, friends and a police witness reported. Rieli Franciscato, 56, had spent his career as an official in the government's indigenous affairs agency Funai, working to set up reservations to protect Brazil's tribes.

  • Tuesday, July 30th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    Killing of Brazilian indigenous leader under federal investigation

    Emyra Waiãpi's murder was tragic and reprehensible in itself, according to Bachelet.

    Brazilian federal authorities are investigating the alleged murder of a leader from the aboriginal Waiãpi tribe at Mariry, a village in the Amapá region as conflicts between explorers and indigenous communities are on the rise.

  • Friday, June 21st 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Bolsonaro returns indigenous land claims to the Ministry of Agriculture

    The decree again removes decisions on demarcation of reservation lands from the Indigenous Affairs agency, restores them to a ministry run by farming interests.

    Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazil’s farm lobby.

  • Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 - 16:21 UTC

    Brazil spots untouched Indian tribe in the Amazon jungle

    Several ‘malocas’ were firs sighted by satellite and later by a visual flight (Photo FUNAI)

    One of Brazil's last untouched Indian tribes has been spotted in a dense region of the Amazon jungle close to the Peruvian border, the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) reported. A couple of years ago another tribe was spotted in the same area in an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area along the Envira River.