Brazil’s indigenous people’s ministry could see key powers curbed

Brazil Indigenous Peoples Minister Sonia Guajajara says a bill to let the Justice Ministry demarcate indigenous lands is a step backwards. – AFP pic, May 25, 2023.

BRAZIL’s congress could strip the ministries of environment and indigenous peoples of key functions, their heads warned yesterday.

The first-ever Indigenous Peoples Ministry was created by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva when he took office in January, and was given the power to demarcate indigenous reserves.

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