Indigenous people from the Metropolitan State Forest of Piraquara will hold a vigil this Tuesday night (9), with the presence of popular movements, to make visible the actions of the leaders of peoples from the South at the 26th Climate Summit.
The speech of the Txai Suruí indigenous leader, from Rondônia, marked the opening of the Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. In his words, indigenous peoples have “ideas to postpone the end of the world” and, as they are at the forefront of the climate emergency, they should be at the center of COP26 decisions.
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During the vigil, a native planting activity will be carried out, as a demonstration of the processes that will change the place. The planting of seedlings of Araucarias, Yerba Mate, Jacaranda, Cedar, Araçá, roots and native corn and bean seeds is planned.
Indigenous leaders from all Brazilian biomes went to Glasgow, through the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB). Among them is Kretã Kaingang, one of the leaders in the resumption of Piraquara. Eloy Jacintho, also a leader in the retake of land in Piraquara, highlights the importance of visibility for indigenous representatives at COP26.
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“For us, it is very important that Kretã is carrying out this front together with other representations. The forest here in the south was the target of intense exploitation, the Atlantic Forest is a biome in the process of extinction”, comments Eloy.
Popular and collective movements were invited to fight for the vigil, such as the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST), the CT Punho Firme (self-defence collective), among others.
Source: BoF Paraná
Edition: Lia Bianchini