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
you chip in $2 to protect Indigenous lands from greedy corporate
loggers, and power-up campaigns to protect the Amazon
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
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,
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.
in $2 to stand up for Indigenous rights and defend the Tupinamba’s