Piripkura: Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra

Piripkura

Language: Engels

Journalist Harm Ede Botje talks with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the protection of indigenous peoples in the Amazone forest in Brazil.

Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the expeditions of Jair Candor and his search for indigenous peoples in the Amazone forest in Brazil. In doing so, he prevents illegal logging and landgrabbing. Journalist Harm Ede Botje leidt het gesprek.

One of Jair Candor’s main goals working for Brazil’s indigenous peoples, is looking out for Tamanda and Pakyî. These two men live alone in an area where timber companies are eager to make a profit – and use violence and even murder to get their way. But Tamanda and Pakyî have incredible survival skills. Candor: ‘These guys are ninja’s!’ Jair Candor works for the Brazilian National Indian Foundation (FUNAI). According to FUNAI, there are at least one hundred isolated indigenous groups living in the Brazilian Amazon jungle. ‘My job,’ Candor says, ‘is to go on monitoring expeditions to see where the Indians are, if they are okay, and prevent the invasion of loggers, prospectors and grileiros [land grabbers, ed.].’ Read more about Jair Candor and watch a short clip.