Awa tribe

Awa tribe

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  • We are a small tribe from Eastern Amazon Forrests
  • 1800's
  • We was under increasing attack by settlers in the region, who cleared most of the forests from our land.
  • There were many cases of tribespeople being killed by settlers, and the forest on which they depend was being destroyed by logging and land clearance for farming.
  • Farmers started to cut down the trees and kill animals
  • 1900's
  • March 2003, the Awá's land was finally demarcated.
  • However, cruelty continued .....
  • In late 2011, illegal loggers burned an 8-year-old Awá girl alive after she wandered out of her village
  • According to the Indigenous Missionary Council about 450 indigenous people were murdered between 2003 and 2010. 
  • In April 2012, Survival International launched a worldwide campaign, backed by the actor Colin Firth, to protect the Awá people
  • This is our chance, right now, to actually DO SOMETHING!
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