Expanding Community Rights Over Natural Resources
In the Headlines21 August 2012
Brazilian Court Ruling Favors Indigenous Rights
In a major victory for Brazil’s indigenous communities, a federal court in that country has ordered that work be suspended on what was to be the world’s third largest hydro-electric dam. Grantees of our Expanding Community Rights Over Natural Resources initiative—including ISA - Socio-Environmental Institute and Missionary Council for Indigenous Peoples - CIMI—played key roles in the ruling, opposing the dam’s construction until the concerns of indigenous peoples are addressed in the planning process.