Cycle of debates on indigenous issues starts today

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Cycle of debates on indigenous issues starts today

The Commission carries out Participatory legislation this week a cycle of debates on indigenous issues. Today, the objective will be to discuss legislative measures allowing compensation to owners of land titles issued by the Government on indigenous areas.

“Some of the areas in process of recognition as indigenous lands are now occupied by families settled by the Government, with definitive titles that need to be desconstituídos,” explains the President of the Commission, Mr Lincoln Portela (PR-MG). “In this case, it seems fair that the holder is compensated so that can resume life in another area.”

Tomorrow, MEPs will debate the constitutionality of the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC) 215/00, transferring Executive to the legislature the final say on the demarcation of indigenous lands.

The last debate, on Thursday (20), will be on the Figueiredo report information. After 45 years gone, the document produced by the Government found killings of whole tribes and torture practiced against indigenous peoples in the country, mainly by landowners and officials of the now-defunct Indian protection service (SPI). It was found recently in the Indian Museum, in Rio.

Programming: Tuesday (18) Of 2:30 pm to 5:0 pm, session 12 Topic: claims Exhibitors: -the State representative of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) Laerte Tetila; -the General Counsel of the Federal District Paulo Machado Guimarães; -the jurist and professor at PUC-PR Charles Frederick Tides; -the Federal Prosecutor MS Marco Antonio Delfino; and -a representative of the National Confederation of agriculture.

Wednesday (19) Of 2:30 pm to 5:0 pm, session 3 Theme: PEC 215/00 Exhibitors: jurist Dalmo Dallari-; -the Minister of Justice, Jose Eduardo Cardoso; -the Secretary General of the indigenous missionary Council (CIMI); Cleber Buzatto; the Rapporteur of the PEC-215/00, Deputy Osmar Serraglio (PMDB-PR); and -the former Joyce Samuel.

Thursday (20) From 9:0 to 12:0, in the House 3 Theme: Figueiredo Report Exhibitors: -the Vice-President of the Group Torture never again, Marcelo Zelic; -journalist of the Diários Associados Felipe Canedo; -Noel Villas Boas Indian; -a representative of the National Indian Foundation (Funai); and -the Member of the National Commission of truth and coordinator of the working group which clears violation of human rights of indigenous peoples, Maria Rita Khel.

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