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Indigenous Peoples Say "No" to Xingu Dams

Indigenous Peoples Say "No" to Xingu Dams

June 3, 2007
Kayapó

Kayapó reads message expressing their unconditional opposition to Xingu dams
Glenn Switkes

Leaders of more than 20 indigenous groups meeting in Altamira, in the Brazilian Amazon, have rejected government plans to dam the Xingu River. In their statement, the indigenous peoples said the dams would mean "the death of the river", vital to the survival of present and future generations. The indigenous leaders have decided to organize a gathering in Altamira to bring together hundreds of indigenous people, national environmental organizations and social movements, and international supporters to oppose dams in the Amazon.

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