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Pire’i Awá - Succès! - Vidéos de Survival International. Earth's most threatened tribe: the campaign triumphs! - Films from Survival International. Awá: Top human rights watchdog demands answers from Brazil. Tanks move in around Earth's most threatened tribe. Brazil's military has moved in to stop illegal logging around the land of Earth's most threatened tribe. © Exército Brasileiro Survival International has received reports that Brazil’s military has launched a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe.

Tanks move in around Earth's most threatened tribe

Hundreds of soldiers, police officers and Environment Ministry special agents have flooded the area, backed up with tanks, helicopters and close to a hundred other vehicles, to halt the illegal deforestation which has already destroyed more than 30% of one of the Awá’s indigenous territories. Since the operation reportedly started at the end of June, 2013, at least eight saw mills have been closed and other machinery has been confiscated and destroyed.

Little Butterfly, an Awá girl. . © Sarah Shenker/Survival Amiri Awá told Survival, ‘The invaders must be made to leave our forest. . © Maycon Alves Share this news story. Brazilian Indians block railway over health chaos. The Carajás railway threatens the health and livelihood of Earth's most threatened tribe. © Sarah Shenker/Survival Indians from seven tribes in Brazil have blocked a controversial railway, demanding reforms to the indigenous health service, which has fallen into a state of chaos.

Brazilian Indians block railway over health chaos

Awá woman’s death highlights government neglect. Ajrua Awá's death is a huge loss to her community © Domenico Pugliese/Survival An Awá woman has died of an easily treatable disease, despite the Brazilian government receiving funds from a mining company for the tribe’s care.

Awá woman’s death highlights government neglect

Ajrua Awá was 40 years of age and the mother of five children, the youngest 10 years old. Her death is a huge loss to her community of Awá Indians, which numbers just over 160 people. She died earlier this month of leishmaniasis, a disease which is easily treatable with adequate health care. Many Awá died from common diseases when their lands were opened up in the 1970s for the Great Carajás Program, which included the construction of the world’s largest iron ore mine. Many other Awá were killed by colonists who flooded into their territory in the wake of the scheme; in some cases, entire families were massacred. Vale, the mining company responsible for the project, has provided substantial funding to the Brazilian government to support its work with the Awá.

Awá's plight reaches top human rights watchdog. Brazil ignores deadline to save Earth's most threatened tribe. The Awá are scared to go hunting in the forest because they fear attacks by illegal loggers. © Survival Brazil’s authorities have ignored an urgent deadline by a federal judge to evict all invaders from the heartland of Earth’s most threatened tribe by the end of March.

Brazil ignores deadline to save Earth's most threatened tribe

The Awá tribe is at extreme risk of extinction as the authorities have taken no action to stop illegal loggers and settlers from destroying their forest. In March 2012 Judge Jirair Aram Meguerian ordered that all the loggers and settlers should be removed within 12 months. Pire'i Ma'a - Films from Survival International. Earth's most threatened tribe. You might imagine that a ritual held in the forest on the night of a full moon would feel sinister.

Earth's most threatened tribe

Not the Awá’s journey to the realm of the forest spirits: this is a family affair. As wives decorate husbands with feathers from the king vulture, using tree resin as glue, young children look on. Later, as the grown-ups’ chanting grows louder, and the men make their way to the place of the spirits, babies fall asleep in the moonlight. No drugs or alcohol are involved: chanting alone sends the men into state of trance. Earth's most threatened tribe. You might imagine that a ritual held in the forest on the night of a full moon would feel sinister.

Earth's most threatened tribe

Not the Awá’s journey to the realm of the forest spirits: this is a family affair. As wives decorate husbands with feathers from the king vulture, using tree resin as glue, young children look on. Later, as the grown-ups’ chanting grows louder, and the men make their way to the place of the spirits, babies fall asleep in the moonlight. Awá. On pourrait imaginer qu’un rite exécuté dans une obscure forêt par une nuit de pleine lune puisse paraître sinistre.

Awá

Awás: Possible End of a Tribe. 2012.05.31 - 09:09:23 / web@radiorebelde.icrt.cu / Translated by: JC Caballero About to disappear, the Awás tribe, which is made up of more than 350 members, tries to survive in the last virgin spaces of the Brazilian jungle.

Awás: Possible End of a Tribe

New images reveal their incredible way of life. Some calculations made by environmentalist organizations reveal that there could be there up to 4,500 invaders such as cattle farmers, timber merchants and settlers who are occupying one of the four territories of the aforementioned tribe. The Awás´ tribe is being destroyed quicker than any other tribe in the Amazonas. Besides, it is a fact that while the raining season is concluding, then one of their main hunting areas is being destroyed by the timber merchants groups.

Pour les Awás, le salut est dans la fuite. Jadis sédentaires, les Awás ont échappé à l’extermination en devenant nomades.

Pour les Awás, le salut est dans la fuite

Leur survie est désormais menacée par l’invasion de leur territoire. Les Awás sont une petite peuplade tranquille, aujourd’hui réduite à quelque 300 individus, qui a toujours vécu en parfaite harmonie avec la nature. Pendant des générations, ils ont bénéficié d’une abondance que ne connaissent que les peuples qui, comme eux, occupent la région la plus fertile de la planète.

Bien qu’on ait repéré de petits groupes d’Awás dans d’autres parties du pays, la plupart vivent dans l’Etat brésilien du Ma­ranhão [nord-est du pays]. Ils sont organisés en petits groupes autosuffisants de 20 à 30 personnes, qui se déplacent avec une étonnante rapidité sur leurs territoires : ce sont des nomades. Les Awás n’ont pourtant pas toujours vécu ainsi. Tel fut leur premier contact avec la “civilisation”. Les conséquences de cette présence ont été désastreuses pour la tribu. Lées. Awa (nationalité indigène) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Awa (nationalité indigène)

Pour les articles homonymes, voir Awá. Les Awa vivant en Colombie, et en particulier dans le Nariño sont victimes de violations des droits humains allant jusqu'à des massacres de la part de différents acteurs du Conflit armé colombien, en particulier les FARC. [2] Unité indigène du Peuple Awá, organisation représentative des Awás de Colombie Fédération des centres Awás, organisation représentatives des Awás d'Équateur. Judge halts rail project close to Earth’s most threatened tribe. More than 30,000 people have urged Brazil’s Justice Minister to save Earth’s most threatened tribe. © D Pugliese/ Survival A judge has ordered Brazil’s largest mining company to suspend plans to double a controversial railway track, which would have put the livelihoods of Earth’s most threatened tribe in jeopardy. In a major setback for mining giant Vale, the ruling demands an immediate freeze on expansion work along the Carajás railway, and sets a daily penalty of US$25,000 for any breach.

Un juge interrompt un projet de ligne ferroviaire menaçant des Indiens isolés. 30 000 personnes ont interpellé le ministre brésilien de la Justice sur le sort de la tribu la plus menacée au monde. © D Pugliese/ Survival. Des années de silence. Dans sa langue natale, son nom signifie ‘Faucon’. Cependant, même avec l’acuité visuelle que ce nom évoque, Karapiru n’aurait jamais pu prévoir la tragédie qui s’est abattue sur son peuple, la tribu awá du nord-est du Brésil. Il n’aurait jamais pu imaginer que ce jour-là il devrait fuir et s’enfoncer dans la forêt pour sauver sa vie, une balle lui brûlant le dos, sa famille décimée par des hommes de main armés.