Story Publication logo September 20, 2021

The Indigenous Spring (Spanish)


aerial view of a red river in the Amazon rainforest

The endangered Awá Indigenous people in northwestern Brazil confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other...

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The story excerpt below was translated from Spanish. To read the original story in full and watch the videos in Spanish, visit Bocado. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

With Indigenous women at the forefront, Brazil is once again the epicenter of protests against environmentally destructive policies. Hundreds of Indigenous women, from different ethnic groups, arrived in Brasilia to protest, while others demonstrated from their territories, such as the awa guajá. Many are hunter-gatherers and part of an ethnic group that is fighting to protect one of the most devastated territories of the Amazon, and they are the ones who filmed the videos shared below.