The Cambridge Institutes Press (CIP) is pleased to release the eBook Chico Vive!. It is available for download in PDF form, free of charge. Please click on this link CHICO VIVE! to obtain your complimentary copy.
This report includes a foreword by Marcus Colchester, Forest Peoples Programme, and focuses on the local experiences of smallholders, in different areas in four countries, related to the introduction of energy crop production and its effects on their land rights and land use. Click here to read the full report.
Looking ahead to Rio+20. Click here to read indigenous peoples' Porto Alegre Statement (available in Spanish only)
Letter from CERD requesting Brazil's response to previous requests for confirmation that non-indigenous occupants have been removed from the area, that violence against indigenous peoples has been halted, and that indigenous peoples' consent is being obtained prior to the undertaking of construction and national park projects in Raposa Serra do Sol.
Further to the submission of July 2009, (see related documents) this update reports that indigenous peoples' rights in Brazil are being seriously threatened. In addition, the Brazilian government has still failed to provide the full accounting of the status of the violent attacks against the indigenous peoples of Raposa, as requested by CERD.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme
Report summarizes events that have taken place since February 2009, including an important Supreme Court decision which had the immediate effect of allowing for the removal of the remaining non-indigenous occupants from RSS, but which may have negative impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil as a whole in the long run.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme
regarding the situation of the Macuxi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Ingaricó and Patamona peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol, for consideration during CERD's 74th session as a part of its continuing review of the matter under early warning and follow-up procedures
Letter expresses CERD's continued concern about the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol, and requesting an update on measure taken to remove trespassers
sobre o caso Raposa Serra do Sol
(Annexing earlier communications of 4 and 15 April 2008)Update by the Rainforest Foundation, Forest Peoples Programme and Conselho Indígena de Roraima
Update on the situation of the indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol since CERD's review in July 2007, and a request to the Committee to issue a final decision
Submission by the Conselho Indigena de Roraima, Forest Peoples Programme, Rainforest Foundation US and University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expresses grave concerns that the security and respect for the land rights of the Macuxi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Ingaricó and Patamona indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol (RSS) in the State of Roraima, Brazil “has not improved or has even deteriorated.” Strong recommendations include completion of “the final and total removal of non-indigenous occupants of the RSS indigenous lands”. CERD calls upon the Government to report to them by 30 November 2007.