By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since the early hours of Sunday (July 16th), two hundred members of the Munduruku native indigenous tribe in Brazil have occupied the construction site of the São Manoel Hydroelectric Power Plant, in the Amazon region.

The group demands that plant administrators respect the cultural and spiritual sites of the tribe, which they claim lie within the construction site.

“Our sacred places [such as the Sete Quedas waterfall and burial grounds] were violated and destroyed,” says a note released by the tribe.

“Our ancestors are crying... The Teles Pires and . . .

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