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Association of Indigenous Peoples of Mapuera – PA

More Rights for Indigenous Rights in the Mapuera River Movement

Pará

Objectives and target audience

To fight against the prejudice suffered by the Indigenous peoples of the Trombetas-Mapuera and Nhamundá-Mapuera Indigenous Lands, in addition to seeking empathy from those who are not yet resisting the planned hydroelectric megaproject for the Trombetas river basin and strengthening the self-esteem of the future leaders in the Indigenous Lands.

Main activities

  • Audiovisual workshops on the subject of Indigenous rights.
  • Visits to the Altamira and Belo Monte regions.
  • Meeting to discuss and exchange information on megaprojects in the Amazon.

Context

The Trombetas-Mapuera and Nhamundá-Mapuera Indigenous territories cover 5,020,418 hectares of land. They are located on the triple border of the states of Pará, Amazonas and Roraima. The Indigenous land Trombetas-Nhamundá has a population of more than two thousand people and Trombetas-Mapuera of over 400 people, totaling 12 ethnic groups. Most of the villages are on the banks of the Mapuera River and the only access is through the river, which is a tributary of the Trombetas River. The hydroelectric project in the Trombetas basin was signed in 1987 by then-President José Sarney and had its inventory resumed in February 2014 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Since then, Indigenous peoples in the region have never had information about the project, which will directly affect the territories.

About the organization

The organization was founded in the year 2000 and since then, it has been working in the Trombetas-Mapuera and Nhamundá-Mapuera territories. It participates in the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon, the largest indigenous organization in Brazil and in the state and federal conservation units of the Calha Norte.

Funding Line

Annual Call for Proposals

Year

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Total Granted

R$ 40 mil

Duration

12 months

Main Themes

Indigenous peoples' rights

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