Illegal loggers continue to threaten Amazonian tribe


Image links to BBC article

“Last year a judge ordered all outsiders should leave the area within 12 months. But the deadline has passed and no evictions have taken place, says indigenous rights group Survival International. However, the tribe’s four protected territories have been whittled away over the years by settlers and loggers who are now said to outnumber the Awa by ten to one.”

You would think the world MIGHT have learned something from North America in the 1800’s, but apparently NOTHING has changed. It’s almost the spitting image of what happened to the Native Americans. But they fought back. Violently.¬† Much to the dismay of the people trying to spread over the land. I wish the Awa’s the best of luck because they’re going to need it desperately. This will force them to take handouts that they wont want and most likely Brazil would be unable to give anything of quality or much of it. They will be forced to assimilate “proving” once again that that way is the “wrong”way to live and the way we live is the right. They will be able to say “See? Look. They live like we do now. We saved them.” When they were doing just fine. Alright. I’ll get off my soapbox now…


About D.Dinius

I am big on education, animals, and nature. So following that sentence I think it's important to be smart and animals and nature bring clarity and a calmness to things. I am new to actually paying attention and having opinions. This has been building well for about the last year. :)

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