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Fighting for Their Rights: Brazil's Indigenous People

More than 3,000 gather to rally in Brasilia.

This week, more than 3,000 Brazilian indigenous people have gathered at the annual Free Land Camp (Acampamento Terra Livre) to rally for their land rights in the country's capital of Brasilia.

Brazil is home to more than 900,000 indigenous people from more than 200 tribes, and while the rights to their traditional lands are protected by the Brazilian constitution, they are often encroached upon by loggers, miners, and land grabbers who, too often, ignore the laws — sometimes to violent ends. And so it is that men, women, and children are gathering at the capitol building to ensure their voices are heard.

Here, scenes from the Indigenous National Mobilization week:

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