Indigenous Peoples Unite Contra  PEC 215
Public Manifest in Congress

IIndigenous Deliver Manifesto
photo:Zeca Ribeiro/Camara dos Deputados
Organizations and social movements paved Manifesto against the PEC 215, which passes to the legislature the prerogative to demarcate indigenous lands, quilombolas and protected areas. The document was delivered on Thursday (9), the 11:0, the members who are part of the Parliamentary Fronts to support indigenous peoples in defence of Human Rights and Environmentalist.
The proposal stipulates that paralyze the demarcation of indigenous lands, the titration of Quilombolas Territories and the creation of protected areas. In addition to allow the release of large enterprises within these protected areas, such as extensive agriculture, mining, hydroelectric, implementation of highways, waterways, ports and railways.
Taking into account that the proposal represents a step backwards with implications about the environmental balance and inviolable rights of the traditional Brazilian people, the manifesto calls for the immediate withdrawal of the PEC 215/2000 fulfilling.
In late may, most of the Senate spoke out against the PEC, 48, of 81 senators, signed a manifesto in support of the civil society and against the PEC 215 .


Brasília (DF), June 2015.
The day May 19, 2015, in the House of representatives, organizations and social movements, indigenous, indigenous and environmental groups, along with the Parliamentary support Fronts to the indigenous peoples in defense of human rights and Environmentalist, the undersigned, have promoted the plenary

Threats to fundamental rights and the PEC 215: democracy, indigenous people, and the environment.

As a result of the plenary, jointly decided to publish the following motion of rejection of Proposal of constitutional amendment (PEC) 215/2000, in proceedings in the House of representatives as part of a Special Commission.
The PEC 215/2000 and their attached intend to paralyze the demarcation of indigenous lands, the titration of Quilombolas Territories and the creation of protected areas, as well as allow the release of large enterprises within these protected areas such as: plants, mining, extensive agriculture, implementation of highways, waterways, ports and railways.
If approved, the PEC 215/2000 will result in irreversible consequences for the indigenous and Quilombola communities, whereas their territories are vital to their physical and cultural survival, in addition to contributing to the preservation of an ecologically balanced environment, in the context of global warming.
The PEC 215/2000 is unconstitutional, for hurting immutable clauses related to the principle of separation of powers and the fundamental law‘s consecration of the indigenous peoples, that while such bearing constitutional shield and supported by the international regulations.
Given this and considering that:

The demarcation of indigenous lands, the Quilombolas territories and the creation of protected areas of nature are typically administrative acts of a strictly technical, intended to implement collective constitutional rights acquired from a long and painful journey of struggle and debates in the constituent Assembly, in which several leaders of various social segments out of their places and did the pilgrimage in Brasilia in order to discuss and ensure their fundamental, political and social rights;

These constitutional rights collectives are the result of recognition about the essential ecological balance for the well-being of society and of the necessity of allocating land to people and communities that traditionally occupy, both to ensure their physical and cultural survival, how to repair Brazil‘s historical debt to indigenous peoples, traditional peoples and communities;
The struggles of native peoples is a fight for the well being of the entire society, in defense of the Brazilian collective plurality and ecologically balanced environment;the shifting constitutional competence can only be done to expand rights and not for imposing setbacks;biodiversity, sustainability and environmental balance cannot be subjected to the interests of legislative majorities in Congress used;The indigenous and Quilombola Communities of Brazil are subject of law, citizens, and as such, must be respected if us rights and in their physical, moral, cultural and historical;
Renowned jurists and the Minister of the Supreme Court (STF) Luis Roberto Barroso, Rapporteur of the restraining order 32262, already alerted to the absolute unconstitutionality of the PEC 215/2000;
It is urgent that the Government apply the Convention 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples in independent countries of the International Labour Organization (ILO), adopted in 1989, during your 76th Conference, and ratified by Brazil in 2004, being the main international treaty on rights of these populations with regard to prior and informed consultation, free, health, education, work, enjoyment of the Earth, among others;
It is essential that the State make effective the right of indigenous peoples to the difference and the right originally to their lands and territories, as well as the recognition of the rights of other people and traditional communities.
The signatories below listed RESOLVE express its full support for the struggle of the   Indigenous peoples, of the Quilombola communities and the Brazilian Collective and demand the immediate withdrawal of processing of the PEC/2000, 215 proposals attached and any other initiatives to suppress or regress in the rights of indigenous peoples, of the Quilombola communities and the recognition of conservation units.
  1. Ação da Cidadania Contra a Fome, a Miséria e a Pela Vida
  1. Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil – Apib
  1. Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Nordeste, Minas Gerais e Espírito Santo – Apoinme
  1. Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Sudeste – Apinsudeste
  1. Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Sul – Arpinsul
  1. Articulação Pacari
  1. Associação Brasileira de Antropologia – ABA
  1. Associação das Advogadas e Advogados Públicos para a Democracia – APD
  1. Associação de Advogados da AGU
  1. Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida – APREMAVI
  1. Associação dos Acadêmicos Indígenas da Universidade de Brasília
  1. Associação dos Juízes para a Democracia – AJD
  1. Associação Nacional dos Centros de Defesa da Criança e do Adolescente (ANCED)
  1. Associação Nacional dos Magistrados da Justiça do Trabalho – Anamatra
  2. Casa das Redes
  1. Central Única dos Trabalhadores – CUT
  1. Centro Acadêmico de Ciência Política da Universidade de Brasília
  1. Centro de Trabalho Indigenista – CTI
  1. Centro Popular de Direitos Humanos – CPDH
  1. Coalizão Pró-SNUC
  1. Coletivo Jovem de Meio Ambiente do Brasil
  1. Comissão de Direitos Humanos do Senado Federal
  1. Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias da Câmara dos Deputados
  2. Comissão Guarani Yvyrupa
  1. Comissão Justiça e Paz da Arquidiocese de São Paulo
  1. Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil – CNBB
  1. Conselho de Missão entre Povos Indígenas (Comin)
  1. Conselho Indigenista Missionário – Cimi
  1. Conselho Nacional de Direitos Humanos
  1. Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional – Consea
  1. Coordenação Nacional das Comunidades Quilombolas – Conaq
  1. Distrito Federal em Movimento
  1. Federação dos Estudantes de Agronomia do Brasil
  1. Federação Nacional dos Trabalhadores e Trabalhadoras na Agricultura Familiar do Distrito Federal e Entorno- Fetraf-DFE
  1. Fórum de Entidades Sociais de São Sebastião
  1. Fórum de Políticas Públicas de Esporte e Lazer Indígena
  1. Frente Parlamentar Ambientalista
  1. Frente Parlamentar em Apoio aos Povos Indígenas
  1. Frente Parlamentar em Defesa dos Direitos Humanos
  1. Frente Parlamentar em Defesa dos Povos Tradicionais de Matriz Africana
  1. Frente Parlamentar Mista de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional
  1. Frente Parlamentar Mista Pela Educação do Campo – FPMEDOC
  2. Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica
  1. Grande Assembleia do Povo Guarani – Aty Guasu
  1. Greenpeace
  1. Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia – Ipam
  1. Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil
  1. Instituto Nzinga Mbandi
  1. Instituto Socioambiental – ISA
  1. Mídia Ninja
  1. Mobilização dos Povos Indígenas do Cerrado – Mopic
  1. Movimento Afrodescendente de Brasília – Madeb
  1. Movimento de Apoio aos Povos Indígenas
  1. Movimento Supernova
  1. Movimento Tortura Nunca Mais
  1. Núcleo Agrário da Câmara dos Deputados
  1. Observatório do Clima
  1. ONG Alternativa Terra Azul
  1. Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB
  1. Organização Indígena do Médio e Baixo Perus
  1. Rede Cerrado
  1. Rede de Comunidades Tradicionais Pantaneira
  1. Rede Grupo de Trabalho Amazônico – GTA
  1. Rede Nacional de Advogados e Advogadas Populares – Renap
  1. Secretaria de Direitos Humanos da Presidência da República – SDH/PR
  1. Secretaria de Políticas de Promoção da Igualdade Racial da Presidência da República – SEPPIR/PR
  1. Secretaria de Políticas para as Mulheres da Presidência da República- SPM/PR
  1. Terra de Direitos
  1. Via Campesina
  1. WWF-Brasil



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