mardi 18 octobre 2016

Xukuru-Kariri indigenous leader assassinated in Brazil

18/10/2016 -

A Brazilian Indian leader at the forefront of his people’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land has been assassinated.
João Natalício Xukuru-Kariri was reportedly stabbed to death outside his home. Reports suggest that two men killed João, but their identities have not been confirmed.
Seu João, as he was known, was heavily involved in the Xukuru-Kariri tribe’s campaign to live on their ancestral land, a right enshrined in Brazilian and international law.
Another Xukuru-Kariri leader told the Brazilian support group CIMI: “The region has a history of violence resulting from the land struggle. Seu João was a respected leader of... Read More