In an open letter asking the Indigenous People Suruí support of public policy and society to intervene in conflict
22 of May of 2012 - On a visit today to the FAS office in Sao Paulo, o cacique Paiter Suruí, Almir Surui, requested again [...]
On a visit today to the FAS office in Sao Paulo, o cacique Paiter Suruí, Almir Surui, asked once again support the dissemination of the open letter carried by ethnicity in order to denounce the situation of conflict between loggers with the people of Earth Indian Reservation September, in Rondonia.
Ethnicity Suruí has been recently highlighted in the press by the certification of the first REDD project on indigenous lands (http://idesam.org.br/projetos/carbono_surui.php ) and the participatory planning for the next set 50 years (http://www.funbio.org.br/en/o-que-fazemos/projetos/fundo-surui).
Despite already being in dialogue with FUNAI, authority sees need for more federal intervention to solve the case. Below gives the letter in full that counts with the support of FAS and other 32 institutions.
Letter from Paiter Suruí public authorities and the Brazilian society
The Association of Indigenous People Metareilá Suruí, together with partner organizations (listed below), herebyletterrequire urgent action by state authorities, nationally and internationally to help us solve the problem of the action of wood on Earth Indian Reservation September, in Rondonia, Brazil.
We last months, indigenous people have gone through moments of great tension and pressure from loggers and farmers on their territory, causing internal conflicts and external, such as grooming some Paiter Suruí, they have even been presented with firearms. Alguns Paiter leaders Suruí, An embrace um vereador, have been threatened by other indigenous and nonindigenous, forcing them to hide within their own territory.
The situation happens just when the race has gained international recognition for developing innovative partnerships and work, well as having the firstprojectREDD validated in indigenous lands in Brazil. The Paiter Suruí also have been an example of management and protection of their land and have brought many benefits to its people and the state of Rondonia and Brazil.
Importantly, during this critical situation, to comunidade, and their leaders, among which is the chief Almir Surui, has worked in conjunction with the National Indian Foundation - FUNAI, from the regional coordination of Cacoal, in order to find ways to cope with the pressures. Nevertheless, action is needed most of the state as a whole to enforce the law so we can ensure lasting solutions within.