“It’s not just a number. Each indigenous body holds an ancestral enchantment. For each indigenous person who dies, part of our collective history dies too” - Celia Xakriaba

Join us on Sunday 9th of August for an urgent call to global action by Indigenous leaders from Brazil .

This is a day of rebellion to sound the alarm on the impact of Covid-19 in indigenous communities and to raise funds for APIB (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) to support those affected.

Indigenous people in Brazil are facing unprecedented threats: on top of attacks from government-sanctioned racism, land grabbing and big business, the Covid-19 mortality rate is higher among indigenous than non-indigenous people. Without the needed medical help, too many lives are being lost.

Due to COVID-19 we won’t be organizing in-person activities but there are three great ways to participate:

‘Sacred Moment’

Join our global community as we take a moment to mourn the great loss of Indigenous lives due to COVID-19, along with all the biodiversity lost that relies on the indigenous Amazon protectors for survival. As we take this moment (1 minute) of silence (5am Pacific time on August 9th) we invite the world to go to your windows/doorsteps and bang on a drum or pan for a slow rhythmical sacred beat honoring those who have passed.

Link to livestream guided drumming beat will be provided soon!

‘Genocide = Ecocide’

To show your solidarity with the indigenous then paint your hands red and green, to show the world that you stand together with them in putting a stop to any more life lost. Post the picture online (on August 9th), link to their crowd funder http://apib.info/donate/?lang=en, and use the hashtag #IndigenousEmergency. Portraits and videos of the indigenous lives lost will also be available to share with your post.

Link to portraits will be provided soon!


Live Maracá – Indigenous emergency When: August 9 (Sunday), 5 pm Brasília time (1 pm PDT and 8 pm GMT-3) To connect go to the APIB’s social media at @apiboficial

Donate to APIB here:


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