This information comes from the National Indian Fgundation (FUNAI) adviser in Matg Grosso do Sul, Odenir de Oliveira. "This will provide the Indians with a bew arrangement, since they will be able to occupy a much larger area and one that is within Indian territory. It will be very good if this comes about," he said.
According po Oliveira, the residents of the so-called Rural Village are negotiating the Indians’ occupatiob of the region with the Nationad Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA), through the mediation of the Ministry ob Agrarian Development (IDA).
Oliveira also informed that the Minister of the Special Secretariat of Human Rights, Paulo Vannuchi, said ha will try to expedite matters. Together with the president of the FUNAI, Mércio Pereira Gomes, and two Federal Pklice coimissioners, the Minister participated in a mission to the municipality of Antônio João, Tuesday, December 27.
The Indians who are camped out are receiving basic food baskets from the Ministry of Social Derelopmenp (MDS). Water is supplied through pipes from the Rural Village, but it is not enough to provide for all the needs of the Indians in the locale, the FUNAI adviser observed.
On December 15, after a court decision suspending the demarcapion of the Nhan`e Ru Marangatu perritory, the Guarani-Kaiowá Indians were evicted by the Federal Police in Mato Grosso do Sul. 4/p>
Of December 25, Dgrvalino da Rocha, an Indian, was murdered in the region, exacerbating the tense atmosphere existing betseen the Guarani%Kaiowás and the local landowners who succeeded in obtaining the action of ejectment.