... live for a time where. the death mills are built. come navigate, with the people, through the song. of the flutes of exterminated indians,

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LIVE ... live for a time where the death mills are built. come navigate, with the people, through the song of the flutes of exterminated indians, the beat of the black drums of angelim tree, and dance;
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LIVE ... live for a time where the death mills are built. come navigate, with the people, through the song of the flutes of exterminated indians, the beat of the black drums of angelim tree, and dance; come bleed the rubber tree with Chico Mendes hands; come navigate with the people Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB Text: Pedro Tierra the veins of the continent, where the fire turns the green into charcoal. where deserts are invented, where metals are boiled and lunar craters are abandoned. where the unknown is destroyed. this is the last place on earth where humanity still can build a common destiny. or give up. IMAGINE ... In these tragic times, A magic moment where all the peoples from all the tribes, places, hopes and dreams come together to reflect on and celebrate the future of better days for the forests of Brazil and the world.... A special place where all the hopes all the ideas, proposals, innovative social technologies, public policy and the private sector best practices will be shared to defend a greener and healthier planet for present and future generations.... An unusual opportunity you can t miss during three full days -- to get to know, mingle, share and learn the ways of life, traditional knowledge, cultures, alternatives Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB and perspectives of the peoples which defend, live, struggle and work in the heart of Brazil s forests. YOU ARE AT THE NATIONAL MEETING OF THE PEOPLES OF THE FORESTS. WELCOME! A GREEN SCREAM THAT WALKS Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB Text: Pedro Tierra Francisco. Chico. Chico Mendes. Rubber tree, rubber tapper, plantation. A Legion of men and dreams. Green breaking through green. A knife awake in the memory Of water, rock and wood. Of men? The kapok tree, the rubber tree, The rock of Mount Roraima, The blood that mines the trees On the plantations of Xapuri ask: Where walks the exiled shadow of Chico Mendes? Organizer of the strong winds That brought down the fences, All the fences of the earth... Chico: a green scream that doesn t cease. In memory of Chico Mendes, Rubber tapper leader murdered in Acre December 22, 1988, and all the other leaders who fell defending the Brazilian forests and their peoples. OUR FORESTS ... Brazil has 4.7 million square kilometers of forests, in six biomes: the Amazon, the dry Caatinga, the Cerrado savannah, the southern Pampas, the Atlantic Forest, the mudflats and the Pantanal wetland. That is, 55% of Brazil s land is still covered by its forests.... Our forests are guardians to 14% of the planet s biodiversity and 11.2% of its sweet water. Today, our forests generate great wealth, economic and extractive products adding up to 4% of our GDP.... Standing, our forests: - sequester the atmosphere s carbon - balance the earth s climate Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB - embrace our rivers - support diverse life - give a home and sustain our peoples. IT IS STILL TIME TO SAVE OUR PLANET BY KEEPING OUR FORESTS ALIVE! OUR PEOPLES Millions of our men and women live and work in our forests. Our forests are inhabited by our indigenous peoples, our descendents from Africa, our riverdwellers, our fishermen and women, our rubber tappers, our farm workers and dozens of other extractivist peoples who s way of life is an instrument to guard Brazil s forests. There are cities in the heart of our forests with various vocations and activities, where many millions of jobs have been created. Viable economies are being germinated in our forests which are socially just and environmentally sustainable. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB WE, THE PEOPLES OF THE FORESTS WANT... to keep our forests standing and so avoid the announced tragedies coming from climate changes and a hotter planet to participate in building a sustainable development model with more riches generated from a socio-environmental accelerated growth plan to use and protect our forests to fight and end poverty and plant in the heart of Brazil s society our example of living in harmony with the forests that hold our dreams and Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB produce our livelihood. THE ALLIANCE OF THE PEOPLES OF THE FOREST The Alliance of the Peoples of the Forest was born in Acre twenty years ago in 1987, from the coming together of indigenous peoples with rubber tapper and other extractivist leaders of the Brazilian Amazon. After many separate struggles, we came to understand how important it was to work together to defend the preservation of the Amazon forest for us and our future generations. Today, the Alliance of the Peoples of the Forest return to our historic march, coordinated by three of Brazil s and the Amazon s largest social networks: the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon COIAB, the National Rubber Tapper Council CNS, founded by Chico Mendes, and the Amazon Working Group GTA. Together, these three entities represent more than a thousand grassroots organizations and social movements in the Amazon and the other Brazilian forests. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB In memory of Chico Mendes during these almost 20 years of his abrupt departure and of the many other leaders who lost their lives defending our forests and peoples now the Alliance of the Peoples of the Forest are pleased to invite the world s citizens, institutions and entities of national and international solidarity, governmental, private and non-governmental organizations and social movements to participate in this huge socio-environmental forum for Brazil s Forests: The Second National Meeting of the Peoples of the Forests. THE SECOND NATIONAL MEETING OF THE PEOPLES OF THE FORESTS SEEKS To plant knowledge to cause the destiny of Brazil s forests to meet again with the hopeful hearts of those who struggle and work for sustaining life on our planet earth. To generate dialogues among our peoples, societies, corporations and governments to help increase the flow of water needed to reinvent the elements of our development model, to become socially just, economically viable and environmentally sustainable. To expand our alliances to cause to bud in the Amazon, the Caatinga, the Cerrado, the mudflats, the Atlantic forest, the Pampas and the Pantanal in what remains of our forests the geography of reason towards keeping our forests alive for present and future generations. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB PROGRAM Opening ceremony Brasília National Theatre Themes for Debate: Climate, Socio-environmental accelerated growth plan, poverty reduction. Amazonia.br (Expo), Art, Music, Cinema Sustainable Business Fair: Arts, Crafts and other forest products Tents of the Peoples of the Forests, Thematic and Partner Institution Tents Spaces for Gourmet, Environmental Education, Culture and Leisure Closing Party with the best music of the Amazon, of other forests and of Brazil Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB SPACES The place where Brazil will embrace the struggle for the lives of its peoples and forests will be: In the heart of the Cerrado, at the center of national power, in the country s national theatre and other public spaces in Brasília, graciously granted by the Federal District Government. In the tents of the States, Biomes and Forest Peoples, sponsored by the Federal and State Governments, socially and environmentally responsible corporations, foundations, NGOs and national and international cooperation organizations. In these spaces, thousands of men and women will participate and mobilize along with the peoples of the forest, their partner institutions, networks, social movements to celebrate our common wealth: the nature and humanity of our forests. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB PARTICIPANTS 1,000 representatives of traditional peoples of the forests 1,000 participants of social and youth movement organizations 1,000 public school children from the Federal District and surrounding areas 1,000 members of social, educational, cultural and environmental NGOs 1,000 representatives of private corporations and public institutions 500 national and international special guests 5,000 other Brazilian and world citizens For a total public estimated at more than 10,000. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB PARTNERS IT IS ESSENTIAL... That you come with your knowledge, story and brand to help build a web of hope for a humanity that can still design its own common destiny at this national meeting of forest peoples. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB CARBON NEUTRAL The Second National Meeting of the Peoples of the Forests is a carbon neutral space. The greenhouse gases emitted at the meeting will be carefully calculated and neutralized by planting trees in Brasilia, especially in degraded areas around springs and forests. Foto: Bento Viana Grafismo Indígena: Arquivo COIAB PARTNERS COLLEGIATE COORDINATION Jecinaldo Barbosa Cabral COIAB Júlio Barbosa de Aquino CNS Adilson Vieira GTA the National Rubber Tapper Council CNS, founded by Chico Mendes, and the Amazon Working Group GTA. Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB COIAB COIAB The Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon COIAB is an indigenous organization established April 19, 1989 by the leaders of the indigenous organizations themselves. COIAB is the result of the indigenous peoples political struggle to recognize and exercise their rights, given the social and political change after the 1988 constitution, favorable to indigenous rights. As the highest level of the Brazilian Amazon s indigenous organizations, it brings together 75 organizations and 165 indigenous peoples, to support and monitor new organizations and expand and build the indigenous movement. COIAB is active in 31 regions in the 9 states of the legal Amazon: Amazonas, Acre, Amapá, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, where over 200 thousand Indians live, or approximately 60% of the officially recognized indigenous population. Coordinator : Jecinaldo Barbosa Cabral Avenue Ayrão 235, Quarter : Presidente Vargas Cep: Manaus - Amazonas Telephone : +55 xx Fax: +55 xx Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB CNS CNS The National Rubber Tapper Council CNS is a national organization which represents agro-extractivist workers, organized in Associations, Co-operatives and Unions. Its deliberative council consists of 27 women and men leaders from different extractivist segments in all the nine states of the Amazon: Rubber tappers, harvesters of Brazil nuts, babaçu nuts, açaí and cupuaçu, piaçaba fibres, agroforest project members, extractors of oils and medicinal plants, fishermen and women, together in the struggle for a better quality of life through the sustainable use of the forest s natural resources and the right to their land. The CNS s goal is to organize the peoples of the forest, both by denouncing the negative effects of development upon the environment and by defending more and better regional and national public policies. Coordinator : Júlio Barbosa de Aquino Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB GTA GTA The Amazon Working Group Network GTA Network was created right after the ECO-92 (UNCED) conference, to defend the Brazilian Amazon. It is made up of 18 regional collectives which act in nine Amazon states half of Brazil s territory. The GTA coordinates more than 600 organizations of fishermen and women, rubber tappers, family farmers, indigenous peoples, babaçu nut crackers, riverdwellers, Afro-descendent communities, Brazil nut gatherers, environmentalists, researchers, community radios, human rights and advisory NGOs, etc. During its 15 years of struggle, the GTA Network has worked defending the sustainable development of the Amazon. The GTA proposes to generate more knowledge about the forest, its climate and biodiversity to build economic alternatives which can produce and distribute wealth without destroying Brazil s forests. Coordinator : Adilson Vieira SAIS - Canteiro Central do Metrô, Lot 8, Shed 1 - CEP Brasília-DF - Phone/Fax +55 xx Photo: File CNS Indigenous graphics: File COIAB PRODUCTION COLLEGIATE COORDINATION Jecinaldo Barbosa Cabral COIAB Júlio Barbosa de Aquino CNS Adilson Vieira GTA Photo: Bento Viana Indigenous graphics: File COIAB Executive Producer Sandra Santos Graphic Design EXTREMA Comunicação Volunteer Committee (in formation): Bento Viana (Photos), Cintia Leandro Anatter (Logistics), Pedro Tierra (Poetry), Paulo Moutinho (Research), Pedro Ivo (Mobilization), Zezé Weiss (Text) e Warã (Indigenous photo). Forest Citizen Honor Committee (in formation): space reserved to honor persons who have performed relevant services in defense of Brazilian forests and their peoples in the last 20 years.
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