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Davi Kopenawa Yanomami — writer, shaman and political leader of the Yanomami people. Photo: Pedro Portella

On October 30, the day of the second round of presidential elections, Yanomami from the village of Demini, in Amazonas, celebrated Lula’s victory with their painted bodies. And they expressed, very clearly, what they expect from the incoming government. This historic moment was documented by the anthropologist and filmmaker Pedro Portella with de support of the Hutukara Yanomami Association.

From the day after the elections, SUMAÚMA has amplified the demands of forest peoples to the incoming president. We started with indigenous peoples across the country and continued with quilombolas, riverside dwellers, agroecological peasants and leaders of social movements in the Amazon. Only with the participation of the forest and other enclaves of nature is there a future for the new government, for Brazil and for the world.

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