Malafaia says bill takes away autonomy and freedom from indigenous people – News of Brazil
the deputy Dorinaldo Malafaia (PDT-AP), in an interview at Daily FM 90.9, on the morning of this Friday, the 26th, regretted the urgent approval of bill 490/07, which deals with the time frame for the demarcation of indigenous lands. The vote in the plenary of the Federal Chamber took place yesterday – 324 votes in favor and 131 against.
PL 490/07 restricts the demarcation of indigenous lands to those already traditionally occupied on October 5, 1988, when the Federal Constitution was enacted. Productive activities on the land, preservation of environmental resources and physical and cultural reproduction must be proven.
the deputy Dorinaldo Malafaia sees it as a step backwards. According to him, the bill takes away the autonomy and freedom of the indigenous people who in Amapá alone add up to more than 13 thousand located in the Parque Montanhas do Tumucumaque and municipality of Oiapoque.
The parliamentarian from Amapa adds that the PL restricts the property rights of the original peoples and even criminalizes the population that is already on the lands, in addition to weakening the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples.
“It is a step backwards. And to reverse this, we need to know where the base of the federal government is.”complained Dorinaldo, recalling that next week, due to the urgency approved yesterday, bill 490/07 will be voted definitively in the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies.
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