Our History, our voice: a short story
by AIKA - Associacao Indigena do Povo Katurama
- Aldeia Katurãma
AIKA - Associacao Indigena do Povo Katurama
A comunidade Indígena Katurama é constituída por grupos familiares das etnias Pataxó e Pataxó Hã-hã-hãe, na antiga Mata do Japonês, localizada no município de São Joaquim de Bicas (MG). Somos grupos de indígenas atingidos pelo rompimento da Barragem da Vale em 2019 e possuímos nossos troncos de origem – isto é, suas famílias extensas e parentais – em aldeias distribuídas no Sul e extremo sul da Bahia.
The Indigenous Community of Aldeia Katurãma is formed by groups of families from the Pataxó and Pataxó Hã-hã-hãe ethnicities. We were hit by Vale’s crime in Brumadinho, in 2019. After almost four years, we are in the fight for reparation and we want to tell our own story about this painful, long and violent process. The objective of this initiative is to transmit to the whole world a little of our history, the problems we are experiencing and the construction of solutions to these problems.
The problems and challenges faced by our Indigenous Community continue in all species, such as the insecurity experienced in the territory, whether due to the unavailability of minimum elements for the dignity of human life, such as access to water; or by the procedures adopted by Vale S.A. post breakup. It is in this sense that we denounce the violations of rights suffered by our Indigenous Community of Village Katurãma;
The objective of this initiative is to transmit to the whole world a little of our history, of what we are living after the Vale’s crime in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2019.