Xingu Indians vs Belo Monte Dam

Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of “progress” — with Neddie Katsitsiaiohne, Sunru Carter, Regan Reppe, Ulises Perez, Abdiel D. Segarra, Pebbels Albarran, Centzi Millia, Tammy Clarke and Diea May.

Want to know how to stop a mining company or dam in your native lands?

Formulating a Strategy for an Independent Tlingit Nation – Part 2: Yakutat vs. Geohedral LLC
Peruvians show us how to stop a mining company
Peruvians Again Show Us How Its Done


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I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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5 Responses to Xingu Indians vs Belo Monte Dam

  1. gitxsan princess says:

    My heart is heavy with sorrow as I do my own research on the Xingu River peoples. How can their own government subject them to such harsh, inhumaine treatment by allowing the Dam to destroy their lives, livelihood and the future of their children and grandchildren. The approval of this damn will only fuel the fire for violence. What have these people got to lose? Their govt has taken it all by allowing this tragedy to happen! Blood will flow down the river with the tears of the people. What a sad sad day 😦

    • Vince says:

      Nation States and their governments tend to protect the interests of the powerful over those of the weak. The treatment of Indigenous people the world over reflects that, even going back to our equivalents in Europe. What we ought to be asking ourselves is where do we put our faith and allegiance? In these very same Nation States that have consistently worked at destroying us? Or back into our tribal and clan structures of old? Will we get fair treatment and a seat at the table? For now a judge has halted construction, but the government of Brazil will fight to move the project forward:

      I’ll be putting up some commentary and analysis on this website in the next couple of days. There’s a lot of this sort of stuff going on in Indian Country in the U.S.

      I see you are Gitxsan from B.C. I am Teeyhíttaan clan of the Shtax’héen Kwáan (Stikine Tlingit Nation.) I am advocating a return to our decentralized clan system of self governance in Southeast Alaska. I would love to see other Tribal Nations from the Pacific Northwest do the same!

  2. Darth Vindex says:

    river dam makers are fucktards who hate people. They do this all the time because they can´t stand to face themselves in the mirror without visualizing a smart person beating the crap out of their fucktarded arses.

  3. “As long as you’ve got your six-foot-wide plasma TV and the electricity to run it, you don’t have to think about any of the ugly consequences. You can watch ‘Survivor: Indonesia’ til there’s no more Indonesia!” – Jonathan Franzen

  4. Skip says:

    It is sad that greed can be responsible for causing this kind of hardship and loss to a people who know nothing of greed. I was there and got to know these people, greed and selfishness are not in there own vocabulary! Only humans could do this to their own kind.

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