The Mura: beset by buffaloes, plagued by potash
For several years now, the Mura people of Brazil’s Amazonas state have sought to assert their claim to their ancestral lands. To their frustration however, it has been much easier for cattle herders and a potash mine to occupy and control those lands than it has been for them to have their rights respected. Development and Peace’s partner, the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), helps them advocate for, defend and publicize their cause more effectively. “On behalf of the Mura in my region, I want to thank Canadians. We are very happy to have your support. It helps us in our struggle to have our rights and our land respected.” — Jeremias Oliveira, representative of the Mura community, Brazil. Watch the Mura’s testimony at devp.org/campaign/mura.