Campaign for the Approval of
the Statute of the Indigenous Peoples
WHAT IT IS | DEADLINE | WHO CAN SIGN? | ACT NOW ! | KNOW MORE
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What it is the Statute of the Indigenous Peoples ?

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Currently the rights of the Indigenous peoples in Brazil are determined by Law 6,001/1973. This law from 1973 does not suit the current situation and presents a discriminatory vision of the Indigenous peoples.
The Statute of the Indigenous Peoples is a proposal that seeks to grant the protection and the rights of the Brazilian Indigenous societies, taking into consideration:

  • Demarcation of Indigenous lands
  • Usufruct of the forest’s resources
  • Environmental protection
  • Health
  • Education
  • Productive activities
  • Criminal norms
  • Crimes against Indians

Since 1994 this proposal lies still in the Brazilian House of Representatives. Seeing the threat of degradation of Indigenous cultures in Brazil, this inactivity cannot be accepted.

Deadline

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The first part of the signatures is supposed to be handed in until end of May. CIMI will continue gathering signatures until end of this year (2002).

Who can sign?

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Any person over 18 years of age can sign the petition.

Act now!

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  1. Print out the petition:
    Click here to open the document in MS Word format

    or here for PDF format .
    Note: You need to use the original Portuguese form for the petition.
    You can print out the English translation of the petition for information: Click here for MS Word Format or here for PDF format
  2. Send the signed petition to: Cimi - Caixa Postal 03679
    Cep 70,084-970
    Brasilia - Df - Brazil
  3. Send an e-mail to statute@amazonlink.org, so we can keep you informed about the success / the conclusion of the campaign.
  4. Win other people’s support for this campaign and broadcast this page:
    a) Send out e-mails, informing other people about the campain.
    b) Place this banner in your site. Click here for instructions
  5. Send a Letter of protest to
    Exmo Sr. Presidente da República
    Fernando Henrique Cardoso
    Praça dos Três Poderes, Palácio do Planalto – 3o andar
    CEP 70150-900 Brasília – DF
    Brazil
    Email: pr@planalto.gov.br

    Know more about the Statute of the Indigenous Peoples:

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    1. Civil society organizations support Fraternity Campaign
    2. Indigenous Assembly Draws up Proposal for the Statute of Indigenous Peoples

    Responsible for the content of this page: Michael F. Schmidlehner - michael@amazonlink.org