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The Xingu River, located in the remote Brazilian Amazon, is a flourishing ecosystem many tribes of native Indians call home. The river's surrounding land has been inhabited by the tribes for thousands of years, serving as their cornerstones of survival.

But if the Brazilian government gets its way, the natives' precious land and livelihood may be wiped away by industrialization. The government wants to build a mega-dam, called the Belo Monte, on the Xingu in order to aid in the country's economic development.

Not only would the dam flood the land and deplete fish populations, construction would also bring in countless immigrants who could carry diseases to which native tribes are susceptible.

The destruction of this land will carry grave implications for the native peoples. Sign the petition imploring Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to speak for indigenous communities and prohibit the construction of the fatal Belo Monte dam.

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Dear President Dilma Rousseff:

I am urging you to respond to the crisis waiting to happen in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest — the Belo Monte Dam. If plans to build the dam move forward, its effects will have irreversible implications on the indigenous peoples that call that part of the Amazon home.

The land surrounding the Xingu River has been passed down over thousands of years and the people who live there depend on the land and the river for survival. The construction of the dam will have several catastrophic consequences. The dam will flood the land, wiping away peoples' homes and livelihoods; it will deplete fish stocks; and the construction will warrant the migration of foreign workers, thereby putting the natives at risk of contracting diseases they have no resources to treat.

Please do not pay for further economic stability with the price of harming human life and the environment. Your voice could decide between life and death for the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian Amazon.


Petition Signatures

Jan 9, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 3, 2018 Sandra Zeigler
Dec 26, 2017 Lena Hansdotter
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2017 Alejandro Palleroni
Dec 6, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 6, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 25, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 25, 2017 Sofi Nordstrom
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 19, 2017 Hank Drozdik
Nov 19, 2017 stacy brainard
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Meg Blanchard
Nov 15, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 12, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Sammarco
Nov 6, 2017 Janet Shoemaker
Nov 2, 2017 Kathy Semic This is awful. Our indigenous people are getting screwed constantly! This land is NEEDED! And the Brazilian Amazon needs saved also!!
Nov 2, 2017 Janie Martinez
Oct 31, 2017 Casey Kaemerer
Oct 30, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Oct 29, 2017 jude lotz
Oct 29, 2017 Emma Plaskitt
Oct 29, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 29, 2017 monique dupuy
Oct 29, 2017 Jo-ann Tellado
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 27, 2017 Ketmany Saycocie
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
Oct 25, 2017 Maria Morales
Oct 20, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Oct 13, 2017 Alysa` Waring Think of the natives first before you destroy them completely.
Oct 13, 2017 Caryl Johnson
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 9, 2017 Tara Miler Have ALOHA for indigenous tribes!
Oct 9, 2017 Sara Bernal-Rutter
Oct 9, 2017 Karen Martinez
Oct 6, 2017 Catherine Brown
Oct 5, 2017 Candi Gibson-Rogers
Oct 3, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
Oct 2, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Oct 2, 2017 Christine Saranchuk

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