Close to 5000 Black Women Are Running for Office in Brazil. A record

Juliana Mittelbach, a 40-year-old hospital nurse from the city of Curitiba, Brazil, had long ...

A still from a FUNAI video of The Man of the Hole, filmed during a government monitoring mission

Brazil’s Man of the Hole Is Dead. The Last Survivor of His Tribe’s Genocide

An Indigenous man known as “The Man of the Hole” has died in Brazil. ...

People hold signs during a vigil following the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Fired from His Work with Indians, Vanished Amazon Expert Bruno Pereira Had Gone Back to the Field

Sent to a desk job after President Jair Bolsonaro’s election, indigenous protector Bruno Pereira ...

Pedro Mura, from the Mura tribe, reacts in front of a deforested area inside the Amazon rainforest - REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Through Green Land Grabbing, Farmers in the Amazon Steal from Indians and Trick the Law

As global demand for food commodities has swelled, so has the practice of “land ...

Uncontacted Indigenous community in the Brazilian state of Acre. Image by Gleilson Miranda / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).

Missionaries Barred from Contacting Brazil’s Isolated Indians

Brazil’s highest court has upheld a ban on missionary activity inside reserves that are ...

Members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau stand at the edge of their territory. Image courtesy of the Uru-eu-wau-wau

How an Amazon Tribe in Brazil Took Control of Their Own Story and Escaped Covid

When the Uru-eu-wau-wau were first contacted in 1981, disease and death followed shortly thereafter. ...

A federal police operation in 2017 targeted environmental crimes in Mato Grosso do Sul. Courtesy of Brazil's Federal Police.

Land Invasions More than Double in Brazil. Majority of Victims Are Indians

Land conflicts in Brazil hit 1,576 cases in 2020, the highest number ever recorded ...

Rutian Pataxó, poses at historic center of Salvador, capital of Bahia state. Image by Raul Spinassé

Brazilian Indians Keep Their Culture Alive by Living in Big Cities

Leaning on the balcony railing at her rickety house, perched above the stairs and ...

The young indigenous Val Munduruku, portrayed at the COP25 conference in Madrid in 2019 | Val Munduruku

I’m a Munduruku and I See First Hand Our Amazon World Crumbling

We see how our forests are turning into large mud pools. We see how ...

Silhouette of Indigenous leader Tereza Arapium in the famous Copacabana beach sidewalk. Image by Mongabay

Indigenous People Are Close to Brazilians in the Big City. But People Don’t Know It

During a presentation for Indigenous People’s Week, celebrated in April in Brazil, at his ...