Since July 2020, twenty thousand illegal gold miners have criminally invaded our territory! They deforest and destroy our land, contaminate our water, soil and fish with mercury, harass our women and girls and threaten us with guns!
We use the water in our rivers and streams for drinking, cooking and washing. Now that they are polluted by gold mining, our children are malnourished.
It is a serious problem that several health posts are closed in our territory because of the violence of illegal gold miners. The planes and helicopters used by gold miners are funded by organized crime. These criminal mining gangs are driving our doctors and health workers away by not permitting their authorized planes to land!
Please watch this animated film « The Amazon without Gold Mining ».
The narration is in Yanomami with subtitles in Portuguese, but the visual narrative is universally understood!
Please help Indigenous peoples! Boycott products from deforestation; gold, palm oil, exotic wood, gemstones, soy, beef, leather, etc. !!!