Sonia Guajajara speaks out about attack on Canadian journalist in US conflict zone: ‘this is not an isolated case’ | Southern Mato Grosso

Minister talks about projects for key indigenous issues

The Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Sonia Guajajara, was interviewed in the segment “Papo das 7”, on Bom Dia MS, this Friday (24). During her visit to Mato Grosso do Sul, the minister mentioned the case of Canadian photojournalist Renaud Philippe, filmmaker and anthropologist Ana Carolina Porto and forestry engineer Renato Farac Galata, victims of attacks caused by a group of men, in a conflict zone between indigenous people and farmers, in Iguatemi (MS), Wednesday (22). See interview above.

A couple reported attacks in Iguatemi (MS). — Photo: Reproduction

“This is not an isolated case, Dom Phillips is an example, he was brutally murdered. This attempt to prevent the recording of the reality of indigenous peoples is ongoing. The ministry called the Federal Police and the Funai is following the case. We need more detailed information on this case,” he said.

The case was only revealed this Thursday (23), after the group reported the attacks suffered on social networks. The attacked trio is accompanied by the Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi).

Oh g1 had access to the police report detailing the attacks. The trio was in Mato Grosso do Sul to produce a documentary on the conflict between indigenous people and rural producers in the region.

The case is being monitored and investigated by the federal and civil police as well as the Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU).

Sonia Guajajara during an interview with Papo das Sete. — Photo: Cristiano Arruda.

Also during the interview, the minister was questioned about the report of the pastoral land commission on conflicts in rural areas. In 2022, 553 incidents were recorded and 38% of the 47 people murdered on the ground were indigenous, representing 18 cases. Mato Grosso do Sul is on file with six victims.

“This has been going on for many years. Land demarcation is one of the main solutions to solve this problem. We are looking for this dialogue, trying to advance this mapping throughout Brazil.”

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