Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.
On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.
The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot :(
This doesn’t surprise me— which in itself is devastating. As an indigenous woman, I’ve become quite accustomed to the fact that Native Americans are rareły granted any dignity. I think people have a habit of reassuring themselves that their indifference is equivocal to remaining uninvolved. And uninvolved somehow factors in as unaligned with those who infringe upon native people’s human rights. Uninvolved … uninvolved … uninvolved only means you are not involved in condemning the perpetuation of dehumanization as it occurs, even still today, within the 21st century—— so it goes…