KPFK-FM‘s Sojourner Truth Radio show’s Earth Minute segment on it’s Nov. 1 broadcast focused on the impacts of deforestation on Indigenous People in the Amazon. The segment begins at about the 37:18 mark of the clip above. A transcript is also provided below.
In another disastrous outcome of the recent coup in Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon is accelerating–reaching its highest rate in 4 years.
A group of loggers was recently caught on Kawahiva territory by , Brazil’s Indigenous Affairs department, but with local political support, they were released. Further waves of loggers have since entered the territory.
The crisis has raised concerns that the tribe and their rainforest home could be destroyed.
One FUNAI agent, said: “The Kawahiva are trapped. If any contact happens, it will be devastating.”
Their land must be actively protected before the genocide of an entire people is complete.
For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth show, this is Anne Petermann, of Global Justice Ecology Project.