Kayapos will close Highway BR-163 on Wednesday (12/06) in Novo Progresso

6/12/2013 to 09:54-6/12/2013 updated to 10:46
Progress sheet journal

Kayapós will close Highway BR-163 on Wednesday (12/06) in Novo Progresso

Photo-Kayapos close the road in gravel stream near Novo Progresso in 2011 by Jorge Tadeu

According to the natives the protest is to draw attention of the authorities on the PEC 215 and ORDINANCE 303 issued by the Attorney General of the Union.

Indians protest against the Ordinance that aims to prevent the extension of indigenous lands.

Letters and demonstrations of protest against the ruling of the Attorney General of the Union (AGU) pipocaram in several Brazilian States. The Kayapo sent letter to the population and have decided to close the BR-163, on Novo Progresso in support to other peoples and indigenous organizations that protest and several regions of the country.
Published on 16 July 2012, Ordinance No. 303 of AGU, target of the protests of indigenous peoples, and indigenous, paralyzes the extension of indigenous lands and determines that the deployment of dams and roads can be made regardless of consulting the indigenous peoples affected when these are considered “strategic” enterprises by the Ministry of defense and the National Defense Council. According to the standard, the extensions of TIs are exceptions: can only occur when they are found in the demarcation process serious legal errors. The alternative would be to abort a process has terminated and restart it, including the demand for expansion.
Funai challenged the Ordinance on 20 July in technical note, and the AGU has agreed to suspend it temporarily until the Government completes a series of meetings with organizations and indigenous peoples to regulate prior consultation on works that affect indigenous lands.
There are many Free demarcated, particularly in the Center-South of Brazil, that require review by limits does not correspond to any traditional occupation area and do not have the sufficient size to ensure the survival of the indigenous communities. At the beginning of 2011, there were about 80 applications for extension of TIs and 54 cases of boundary review in progress in the country.
The lack of land is responsible for conflicts and high levels of malnutrition, infant mortality, suicide, alcoholism, crime and diseases arising from the change of the traditional way of life. The most emblematic case is that of the Guarani Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul.

Kayapós will close the BR-163

In a letter filed on the last day the population progressense, June 11, 2013 Indians Kayapó Mekrãgnoti explain the reason and the demands of ethnic groups who want the Federal Government presence and Funai to treat the subject here in Novo Progresso.
On Wednesday, 12/06, the BR-163 will be closed to protest. Among the claims highlighted in the Charter, is the fulfillment of the promise of consultation with indigenous communities about the order of the Attorney General of the Union, which is suspended, and the PEC215.
The BR-163 highway that links Cuiabá Mato Grosso to Santarem in Pará will be closed from the 13:00 hours this Wednesday (12/06), in the vicinity of the Nova Veneza community between the District of Alvorada and Novo Progresso, the Indians promise to stay in place until the claims are met.
Source: writing Progress sheet
~http://www.folhadoprogresso.com/portal/index.php?pg=not%EDcia&id=7355
~UPDATE~
Indios Kayapó close to Br-163 in New Progress
Photo: site of the Br-163 blocked by Kaiapós.
The report in the newspaper Folha was progress at the site where the BR-163 which links Cuiabá Mato Grosso to Santarém in Pará was closed today (12/06) the 13:00 hours, in close proximity to the new community Venice between the dawn of Amazonia and the city of New Progress, about 80 Indians, had cars and trucks queue in place in both directions of the Br-163they do not allow the passage of any vehicle, on site had a vehicle with a Mr of 73 years sick going to Mato Grosso for treatment, more was not allowed to pass, the Indians promise to stay in place until the claims are met, the BR-163 shall be released from the 18:00 traffic hours up to 06:00 in the morning, opened again the 11:00 o’clock in the morning until the 13:00 hours and so on.
Below is the reason of the protest:
According to the natives the protest is to draw attention of the authorities on the PEC and 215 303 ORDINANCE issued by the Attorney General of the Union.
Indians protest against the Ordinance that aims to prevent the extension of indigenous lands.
Letters and demonstrations of protest against the ruling of the Attorney General of the Union (AGU) pipocaram in several Brazilian States. The Kayapo sent letter to the population and have decided to close the BR-163, on New Progress in support to other peoples and indigenous organizations that protest and several regions of the country.
Published on 16 July 2012, Ordinance No. 303 of AGU, target of the protests of indigenous peoples, and indigenous, paralyzes the extension of indigenous lands and determines that the deployment of dams and roads can be made regardless of consulting the indigenous peoples affected when these are considered “strategic” enterprises by the Ministry of defence and the National Defence Council. According to the standard, the extensions of TIs are exceptions: can only occur when they are found in the demarcation process serious legal errors. The alternative would be to abort a process has terminated and restart it, including the demand for expansion.
Funai challenged the Ordinance on 20 July in technical note, and the AGU has agreed to suspend it temporarily until the Government completes a series of meetings with organizations and indigenous peoples to regulate prior consultation on works that affect indigenous lands.
There are many Free demarcated, particularly in the Center-South of Brazil, that require review by limits does not correspond to any traditional occupation area and do not have the sufficient size to ensure the survival of the indigenous communities. At the beginning of 2011, there were about 80 applications for extension of TIs and 54 cases of boundary review in progress in the country.
lack of land is responsible for conflicts and high levels of malnutrition, infant mortality, suicide, alcoholism, crime and diseases arising from the change of the traditional way of life. The most emblematic case is that of the Guarani Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul.
Source/photos: writing Progress sheet
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