On Behalf of my Ancestors my past it what define me who I am today and tomorrow my children , a serious situation happening The Yanomami have not been properly consulted about their views and have little access to independent information about the impacts of mining.
Davi Kopenawa, a leading Yanomami spokesman and President of Hutukara Yanomami Association, warns of the dangers. ‘The Yanomami people do not want the national congress to approve the law or the president to sign it. We do not want to accept this law.’
‘Our land has to be respected. Our land is our heritage, a heritage which protects us.’
‘Mining will only destroy nature. It will only destroy the streams and the rivers and kill the fish and kill the environment – and kill us. And bring in diseases which never existed in our land.
In the early 1970s the military government decided to build a road through the Amazon along the northern frontier. With no prior warning bulldozers drove through the community of Opiktheri. Two villages were wiped out from diseases to which they had no immunity.
The Yanomami continue to suffer from the devastating and lasting impacts of the road which brought in colonists, diseases and alcohol. Today cattle ranchers and colonists use the road as an access point to invade and deforest the Yanomami area.
The situation is Venezuela is very serious, and Yanomami have been poisoned and exposed to violent attacks for several years. Now gotten worst with no medicine and food supplies traders are exploding severe their land #madurodictador .The authorities have done little to resolve these problems. Please Repost if you can #yanomami #proudly #venezuelan #amazon #solidarity #uae #missionery #buildamasjidinamazon