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Tuira Kayapo, líder de la tribu Kayapoo, le suelta verdades al poder. Esta vez se enfrenta a Aloysio Guapindaia - director de la fundación indígena brasilera FUNAI, en oposición al plan de la represa de Belo Monte que inundará las tierras de los nativos de la rivera del río Xingu. 


Tuira Kayapo es la guerrera indígena que el mundo conoció cuando, en la reunión de Altamira (Brasil) de 1989, se opuso a la construcción de la represa del río Xingu. Se presentó en la sala desnuda, con pintura de guerra y armada con un machete, se acercó al presidente de Petrobras - compañía eléctrica brasilera - y, poniéndole la filosa hoja del machete en su mejilla, le dijo que su gente y el Amazonas entero consideraba la construcción de la represa como una declaración de guerra. Después dijo: “Eres un mentiroso, nosotros no necesitamos electricidad; eso no nos va a dar de comer como lo hace el río. Necesitamos nuestros ríos para fluir con libertad, nuestro futuro depende eso. Necesitamos nuestra selva para cazar y reunirnos. No necesitamos tu represa.”


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Tuira Kayapo, leader of the indigenous Kayapo tribe, speaks truth to power, to Aloysio Guapindaia, director of the ]Brazilian] National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, in opposition to the Belo Monte dam planne to flood the lands of her people and other Originario peoples along the Xingu river. This is one brave woman. See comments for her earlier confrontation of a corporate lord of a power company attacking her people and land.


“Tuira Kayapo is a mother and Indigenous warrior who showed the world what happens when women take the reins of their own destiny. The world heard about her in 1989 in the Altamira meeting in Brasil against dam building in the Xingu river area. She appeared in the hall wearing war paint, naked and with a large machete, and came up to the president of Brasil’s electric company Petrobras, putting the blade of her machete against his cheek, and declared that her people and the entire Amazon considered the dam as an act of war. She then said, "You are a liar. We don’t need electricity; it isn’t going to provide our food [as the river does]. We need our rivers to flow free: our future depends on it. We need our forests to hunt and gather in. We don’t need your dam.”