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Nov 11, 2020, 11:55:17 AM11/11/20
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The Tupinamba people are locked in a desperate fight to save their home, the Amazon rainforest, from greedy logging corporations.

They’ve got a plan to protect their land from the loggers, but they need your help.

Can you chip in to save the Amazon and stand with the Tupinamba?

Donate $2 now

The Tupinamba are racing against the clock to stop a massive logging company bent on razing huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest they call home.

The Tupinamba’s only chance to defend their land is by filing a legal claim with the government. That means trekking through the jungle, painstakingly marking off the borders of their land.

Thanks to SumOfUs members like you, they’re half-way there. But they’re running out of money at a crucial step: a group of ten scientists is on their way to help the Tupinamba. They’ll collect data that will bolster the Tupinamba’s claim on the land. But they need fresh supplies to get the mission on the road including GPS, rowboats and satellite phones.

Can you chip in $2 to protect Indigenous lands from greedy corporate loggers, and power-up campaigns to protect the Amazon rainforest?

Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has proven disastrous for the more than 900,000 Indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon. He’s blatantly encouraged massive expansions of mining, logging, and slash-and-burn agriculture throughout Indigenous lands. Just last year, destructive mining activity in Indigenous territories nearly doubled.

Thankfully, the Tupinamba are able to take the defense of their lands into their own hands by self-demarcating their borders. The only problem: the work is incredibly difficult and time-consuming, requiring traveling hundreds of kilometers, on foot and by boat, through dense jungle environments.

They’re determined to keep going, and plan to set off in just a matter of days. They’re going to need money for GPS, rowboats, satellite phones -- and every extra penny will go towards campaigning to protect the Amazon rainforest. Can you help out? 

Yes, I'll chip in $2 to defend the Tupinamba's Amazon home.

We know we can win this fight because you’ve done it before. SumOfUs members like you donated to support Indigenous peoples in Canada fighting to protect their lands from wide-scale spraying of the toxic pesticide glyphosate, and together, we won.

With your donation today, you can help the Tupinamba people achieve a massive victory in their fight to preserve their lands for future generations to come. Claiming their boundary lines will force the government to recognize their claims -- but it’s only possible with your support.

Chip in $2 to stand up for Indigenous rights and defend the Tupinamba’s native lands.

Thanks for all that you do,
Leyla and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

Brazil indigenous protest new gov’t moves on their lands. Associated Press. 5 February 2020.

Brazil's Bolsonaro moves to free mining, hydro dams on indigenous lands. Reuters. 5 February 2020.

Hands Off the Amazon! The Society for Threatened Peoples. 28 July 2020.


SumOfUs is a worldwide movement of people like you, working together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.

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