kaapor

anonymous asked:

Hey! Have you heard about the Ka'apor warriors (an indigenous Amazonian tribe) who have recently started a campaign wherein they attack illegal loggers, tie them up, beat them, and destroy their equipment as a result of the total failure of the Brazilian government to protect the rainforest from illegal logging operations? Can't fight fire with fire, right? Hate only spreads more hate, right???

Nah, I actually haven’t heard of that. This ask is coming off a little sarcastic towards the end, to me, but I could be wrong. Just throwing that out there. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/11077106/Kaapor-warriors-in-the-Amazon-confront-illegal-loggers.html?frame=3028240

That’s a photo gallery, in the link above. 

Beneath the photos is more about what’s happening - all the links I tried to use only linked me back to the photo gallery so I don’t have too much info on it other than that. 

Um, well, I mean, don’t fight hate with hate is totally right. I think beating them and destroying their equipment is a little much, but I do think that removing them from their habitat and ensuring they don’t come back is a good way to handle this stuff. I mean, to be honest we all know the government wouldn’t do anything about this. It’s like I said in the brony ask that I just answered - don’t fight fire with fire doesn’t mean stand and burn. These people are trying to protect what they hold sacred and it isn’t them just harassing people on the internet or whatever. These people are literally going in and destroying land and crops and homes and taking lives. 

I think we can safely assume that if you aren’t there to destroy their habitat, the Ka'apor wouldn’t do any harm to you whatsoever, really. 

There are some other links here that I’m going to provide, including a petition you can sign to help enforce the Lacey Act, the act that protects rainforests from illegal loggers!

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/amazon/

http://www.foe.org/projects/oceans-and-forests/forests/protect-the-lacey-act
https://org.salsalabs.com/o/455/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9235

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/importexport?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_plant_health%2Fsa_import%2Fsa_lacey_act%2Fct_lacey_act

-Rhea

Assassinato na Floresta / Murder in the Forest

Ontem à noite recebi a notícia revoltante que Eusébio Ka'apor foi assassinado covardemente à mando de madeireiros de Centro do Guilherme, Maranhão, como retaliação às ações de autofiscalização e monitoramento Ka'apor, que resultaram no fechamento de todos os ramais de invasão na Terra Indígena Alto Turiaçu.

Mais sobre o assassinato na página do CIMI.

Em novembro do ano passado tive a oportunidade e o privilégio de trabalhar com lideranças Ka'apor por cerca de 10 dias em uma atividade de mapeamento e valorização de seu conhecimento ecológico para fortalecer a autofiscalização de seu território contra madeireiros ilegais dos municípios vizinhos - que incluem figuras como prefeitos, vereadores, deputados e até pastores. No último dia com eles, fomos avisados de invasão na calada da noite, enquanto nos preparávamos para dormir. Todos saíram para enfrentar e impedir que aqueles madeireiros violassem seu território. É assim que me lembro dos Ka’apor, verdadeiros guerreiros pela floresta.

Uma luta à sós, tendo em vista que órgãos do governo e autoridades públicas permanecem ausentes e cúmplices destas coisas. 

Mais sobre atividades de monitoramento em fotos de Lunaé Parracho.

Os Ka’apor, povo da floresta, são o povo que inspirou o livro Footprints of the Forest (Pegadas da Floresta) de William Balée, uma publicação central nos estudos de etnobotânica de povos indígenas na Amazônia.

Mais sobre os Ka’apor na página do ISA.

Compartilho esta nota para que esta luta não seja em vão, que o assassinato seja punido, que esta morte trágica não seja desprezada, e que o Eusébio Ka’apor seja lembrado e sua memória honrada.

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Last night I received the revolting news that Eusébio Ka’apor was cowardly murdered by loggers at Centro do Guilherme, Maranhão State, as a retaliation to the Ka’apor monitoring and surveillance, which resulted in the closure of all invasion roads in the Alto Turiaçu Indigenous Territory.

More info on the murder at CIMI (in Portuguese).

In November 2014, I had the opportunity and privilege to work with Ka’apor leadership for about 10 days on mapping and TEK-appreciation activities to strengthen monitoring and surveillance capacities in their territory against illegal loggers from the surrounding municipalities - which included public figures such as mayors, city councillors, deputies and even pastors. In the last day with them, we were told of an invasion at the brink of night, when we were preparing to sleep. All of them left to face off those loggers and stop them from violating their territory. That’s how I remember the Ka’apor, true warriors for the forest.

This is a lonely fight, for public authorities and governmental agencies remain absent and complying with such things.  

More on Ka’apor monitoring activities in photographs by Lunaé Parracho.

The Ka’apor, people of the forest, are the people who inspired the book Footprints of the Forest by William Balée, a seminal publication in the ethnobotanical studies of indigenous peoples of Amazonia.

More info on the Ka’apor at ISA (English/Portuguese).

I share this note so that this fight is not in vain, that the murder is punished, that this tragic death is not taken for granted, and that Eusébio Ka’apor is remembered and his memory is honoured.

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“Ka’a namõ ja jumu’e ha katu!
Tupán jande namó ixo!”

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Movimiento y dinámica en la “Orbit Tower - Anish Kapoor” que esta siendo construida para las Olimpiadas de verano Londres 2012. La falta de aprobación solo la hacen mas controversial como a su antecesora  la torre Eiffel; construida para la Exposición universal de 1889.

The Beatitudes (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

The Beatitudes (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

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Matthew (Matéu) 5:3-12

3 Pe, kuja Jesu pandu: —“Tupã rehe har jakwa ym jande” aja ukwa ame’ẽ ta mã peja hury katu ixo. Ixotyhar ta aja muruwak ta. Pe, inamõ ixo ta, a’erehe mã peja hury katu ixo.

4 Ma’e ka’u te’eha ke amõ ta ma’ema’e, a’erehe pyai ixo. Jixi’u tĩ. Ame’ẽ rehe har Tupã pe pandu. Aja rahã, Tupã ipy’a jywyr ta a’eta rehe. A’erehe mã peja hury katu ixo.

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The Beatitudes (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

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URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT Matthew (Matéu) 5:3-12 3 Pe, kuja Jesu pandu: —“Tupã rehe har jakwa ym jande” aja ukwa ame’ẽ ta mã peja hury katu ixo. Ixotyhar ta aja muruwak ta. Pe, inamõ ixo ta, a’erehe mã peja hury katu ixo. 4 Ma’e ka’u te’eha ke amõ ta ma’ema’e, a’erehe pyai ixo. Jixi’u tĩ. Ame’ẽ rehe har Tupã pe pandu. Aja rahã, Tupã ipy’a jywyr ta a’eta rehe. A’erehe mã peja hury katu ixo. 5 “Jande…

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The Lord's Prayer (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

The Lord’s Prayer (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

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Matthew (Matéu) 6:9-13

9 Tupã namõ pepandu rahã, kuja pepandu: Jande pái keruhũ! Ywa pe har ke nde. Nde rehe har amõ hendu rahã, mã peja pandu: “Mã katu te” aja.

10Nema’e jetehar te ke rehe upa katu te awa ta hendu katu ta, ame’ẽ angaha ke rehe ihẽ aharõ hũ axo. Nde ereputar ame’ẽ ke ywa pe har ta ma’ema’e katu. Aja mã peja kome’ẽ ywy keruhũ pe har ta aja tĩ. Ma’ema’e katu…

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The Lord's Prayer (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

The Lord’s Prayer (URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT)

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URUBÚ-KAAPOR: Bible NT Matthew (Matéu) 6:9-13 9 Tupã namõ pepandu rahã, kuja pepandu: Jande pái keruhũ! Ywa pe har ke nde. Nde rehe har amõ hendu rahã, mã peja pandu: “Mã katu te” aja. 10 Nema’e jetehar te ke rehe upa katu te awa ta hendu katu ta, ame’ẽ angaha ke rehe ihẽ aharõ hũ axo. Nde ereputar ame’ẽ ke ywa pe har ta ma’ema’e katu. Aja mã peja kome’ẽ ywy keruhũ pe har ta aja tĩ. Ma’ema’e katu…

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