FUNAI Coordinator Killed by Arrow in Isolated Indigenous Territory He Was Studying

Rieli was 56 years old and was the coordinator of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau Ethno-environmental Protection Front, which is part of the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Together with his friend Roberto de Barros Ossak, who is a Pastoral da Terra (a Roman Catholic organization for social justice and human rights in the Brazilian countryside) agent and researches agricultural law in the region, Rieli Franciscato made an expedition to the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau territory to understand why the indigenous are moving from the interior of the reserve to areas far from its center.

The meeting of the activist with members of the tribe occurred near a road access known as Line 6, in Seringueiras (RO).

The group that shot the arrow at . . .

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