«We people of the forest only have pleasure in the evocation of generous men. This is why we possess few things, and we are satisfied with that.
But the white people are other people than us. Their merchandise is also not as precious as they say. It is only their great fear of lacking it that makes them weigh down its value.
They only set their gaze on what surrounds them: merchandise, television, and money. This is why they ignore us and are so unconcerned that we die of their epidemic fumes.
Today our enemies are the gold prospectors, the cattle ranchers, and all those who want to seize our land. »
– Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
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