Terena people performs new resume in MS; the area is adjacent to the land where native was killed

Terena people performs new resume in MS; the area is adjacent to the land where native was killed

 

May 31, 2013-16:45 — Marcelo

On this morning, 31, 3 thousand hectares of a total of 12 thousand of Hope Farm, in the municipality of Aquidauana, were occupied; “the resume is our last resort to laws and our rights are guaranteed,” said Lindomar Terena (dir, pictured)

5/31/2013

 

Renato Santana

Brasilia (DF)

 

After the death of Prince Gabriel during repossession farm Buriti indigenous area last Thursday, 30, the land taken over by the Terena continue in Mato Grosso do Sul. In the early hours of Friday, 31, indigenous occupied 3 thousand hectares of a total of 12 thousand of Hope Farm, municipality of Aquidauana, 140 km from the capital Campo Grande.

The area is part of the indigenous land, nearby to Ypeg/Taunay indigenous land Buriti, claimed by Terena and already identified with 33 thousand hectares of land of traditional occupation. The farm was empty and so far there is no news of conflict.

“These actions of the communities (Terena) are due to the fact that the Brazilian Government has no interest to resolve the issue. The resume is our last resort to laws and our rights are guaranteed, “said Lindomar Terena.

Almost 7 thousand indigenous Taunay/Ypeg currently live in 6 thousand hectares of a recently demarcated by the Indian protection service (SPI) in the first half of the 20th century, after being withdrawn from the territory in which the 12 thousand hectares of Hope Farm.

“The farm has four parts: Hope one, two, three and four. Each has 3 thousand hectares. The owner died and the lands were for the daughter, a businesswoman. We were removed from that territory at a time when this was all Mato Grosso and the State doled out property titles to the settlers who decide to stay here, “explains the Terena.

In Brazil, of 1,043 indigenous lands, 40 of them-3.83% – are reserved, i.e. demarcated as Indian reservations, the case of Taunay/Ypeg, or proprietary directors, in situations where the indigenous traditional lands bought themselves. After the Constitution of 1988, indigenous peoples have been given the right to legally challenge the demarcation of such reservations.

As the indigenous leadership, there are cemeteries and sacred areas of Terena within the grounds of Hope Farm. In the Indian Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, there is a document, used in anthropological studies, attesting the existence of a village in place of what is now the Hope Farm.

No monoculture crops or livestock on the farm, the Terena prepare the land for planting. Jessica points out that by the time the food was great difficulty, in that the indigenous people living in 6 7 thousand hectares.

“We want to show that the indigenous people is with only a thought. We are saddened and appalled by the death of Dennis. Justice is injustice, in practice. The indigenous people are being massacred without the State assume the commitment in law, as the Constitution and the Convention 169 of the ILO “, he concludes.

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