benefited people (until May 2020)

safety masks delivered

Sanitary barriers installed

Health Units installed and equipped by the indigenous movement

Indigenous actions to save lives

It is with great pride that we present what regional organizations and Apib have accomplished.

These are actions that range from the process of monitoring cases of contamination and deaths to those aimed at supporting and structuring territories and strengthening the resistance capacities of indigenous peoples to cope in their different layers.



Many difficulties are felt by organizations in this process, both technical and emotional. In addition to the overload of work on indigenous organizations in the daily investigation of reported cases, mention is also made of the difficulty in using technologies and interfaces necessary for monitoring and which are not always accessible to some territories.

However, the great difficulty felt by the people responsible for monitoring the cases is the pain of the loss of their relatives due to the speed with which the virus reached the indigenous peoples.

Dealing daily with the deaths of loved ones, registering them and yet implementing coping strategies in an emergency scenario are heavy tasks that affect the bodies, minds and hearts of everyone.

See below the actions that Apib-based indigenous organizations have been carrying out during the pandemic.


Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon

COIAB was created in 1989, having its territorial base in the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins. The consolidation of the organized indigenous movement and the prospects for the future of the indigenous peoples of Brazil have been further strengthened since the 1990s, with Coiab playing an important role in this scenario, both at the regional and national levels.

The involvement of indigenous leaders in important thematic discussions, such as health and education, resulted in greater indigenous participation in the processes of discussion, intervention and construction of public policies for the peoples. The conquest of these steps made it possible for Coiab to become one of the main interlocutors of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, and of Brazil, when communicating with the Federal Government and Brazilian society.

In the context of the current health and humanitarian crisis, Coiab has a crucial role, leading the case monitoring and the implementation of emergency support strategies and actions for indigenous peoples in the Amazon. This process was initiated, based on the perception that SESAI was not attending to or accounting for indigenous residents in urban areas, or even those residing in territories not yet approved.

This finding was important for Coiab to make the decision, in March, to build the emergency action plan to combat Covid-19. The main objective of the plan is to guarantee emergency support for facing and treating the new coronavirus among indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

Communication, political advocacy, the management of emergency assistance, basic care actions, food sovereignty and indigenous medicine are the central axes of Coiab’s regional plan, together with indigenous organizations in the Amazon. This instrument still guides the actions taken by COIAB in the fight and treatment of Covid-19.


APP development for monitoring COVID-19 cases

Faced with the blockages and resistance on the part of the managers of the indigenous health subsystem in accessing information, the Amazon regional of Apib decided to build a community monitoring network with the indigenous organizations and leaders who started to follow up the cases in their areas of coverage, strengthening the information network in the Amazon.


To consolidate a continuous process of participatory community monitoring on cases of contamination and death by Covid-19, Coiab started the development of an mobile application. This tool will be used by leaders and focal points, to ensure greater autonomy and speed in the registration of cases.

Production of information material

In addition to monitoring of cases, Coiab has been working since March, in the production of information materials in different formats and indigenous languages. Podcasts, videos, posters, pamphlets, among others, are being widely disseminated by the network of organizations linked to Coiab. All of these materials have been instrumental in the dissemination of preventive measures and actions to combat the pandemic among indigenous peoples.


Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

We highlight the great effort made by Coiab, in this pandemic period, to articulate and make possible, together with the indigenous movement and its supporters, the purchase and delivery of health materials, food, medication and personal protective equipment (PPE) to support indigenous communities in the fight against the virus.

Until September 2020, about 80 thousand indigenous people from 30 different peoples received support with the collaboration of Coiab through the regional plan to fight the pandemic.

Indigenous peoples supported by COIAB actions: 

Tiriyó, Apurinã, Huni Kuin, Parintintin, Kuruaya, Wai Wai, Kulina, Wajãpi, Enawenê – Nawê, Ikolen, Karo, Surui Paiter, Amondawa, Oro Win, Guajajara, Krikati, Sabane, Tupari, Sakirabiat, Karitiana, Katxuyana, Apalai, Wayana, Yaminawá, Pirahã, Xipaya, Jiahui, Tenharim, Arara, Mebêngôkre Kayapó, Assurini do Xingu, Yudja, Arara da Volta Grande do Xingu, Xikrin, Araweté, Parakanã

Structuring of Indigenous Primary Care Units (UAPIs)

The installation of Indigenous Primary Care Units (UAPIs) in the states of Pará, Amazonas, Acre, Roraima, Rondônia, Maranhão and Amapá can serve more than 40 indigenous lands, in the areas where 13 DSEIs in the Amazon (DSEI Amapá and Norte do Pará, DSEI Alto Purus, DSEI Porto Velho, DSEI Pará, DSEI East of Roraima, DSEI Alto Purus, DSEI Parintins, DSEI Cuiabá, DSEI Porto Velho, DSEI Medium Purus, DSEI Vale do Javari, DSEI Alto Rio Negro, DSEI Maranhão).

Investments were made in the purchase and distribution of equipment such as oxygen concentrators and cylinders, energy generators, oxygen therapy accessories, campaign PPE kits, masks, thermometers and medications. Electric inputs, stretchers, nets, medicines and food were also provided for the installation and structuring of the UAPIs.

Emergency action plan to combat illegal fires

The worsening of the pandemic in the Amazon can also be related to the increase in illegal deforestation in the region and the large number of forest fires. A context that increases conflicts and makes it impossible to isolate communities to avoid contamination by Covid-19. The fires also impact the clinical condition of people infected by Covid-19 due to the drop in air quality. Smoke can worsen symptoms of the virus in people already recovered and in the process of recovering from the disease.

In this scenario of many threats, Coiab implemented for the second consecutive year the Emergency action plan to fight illegal burns in indigenous lands in the brazilian amazon” (pacq-coiab).

In 2019, instigated by the emergency situation of fires in Indigenous Lands, COIAB made diagnoses of the fire situation in the territories, launched a campaign and articulated support to contribute in combating the outbreaks of fires in the Indigenous Lands in the Amazon. With this, resources were mobilized for the brigades that worked with the Xerente, Krahô, Apinajé and Karajá peoples, in the state of Tocantins; to the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people, in the state of Rondônia; and for the guardians of the forest of the Araribóia Indigenous Land, in Maranhão and southern Amazonas.

This year, Coiab continues to support, through this plan, actions for the reduction and incidence of fires in indigenous lands, in the dry periods of the Central-South Amazon (Amazônia CS) and the Amazon of the state of Roraima (Amazônia RR).

Installation and maintenance of sanitary barriers

In terms of controlling the movement of people on indigenous lands, organizations have implemented and supported sanitary barriers at critical access points to territories in order to restrict the entry and exit of indigenous and non-indigenous people.

The barriers are constituted in control stations, where volunteers take turns 24 hours a day in the surveillance and monitoring rounds of the territory. It is worth mentioning that all sanitary barriers were installed and maintained with the efforts and resources of indigenous organizations, volunteers and indigenous and indigenist partners, without any support from the federal government.

In the Amazon region, many health barriers have been installed and maintained by regional and local organizations. It is worth mentioning here the sanitary barriers, installed and in planning, in the territories aiming at the protection of isolated indigenous peoples and of recent contact in the states of Acre, Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Maranhão, reaching almost 100 sanitary barriers of protection to the territories and indigenous peoples.

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Articulation of Indigenous Peoples in the Northeast, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo

APOINME is a regional Indigenous Organization, created in May 1990, during the 1st Meeting of articulation of indigenous peoples in the Eastern and Northeastern regions of the country, held in the Indigenous Land of Pataxó Hãhãhãe, in Itabuna, Bahia.

With more than 20 years of existence, it works with a population made up of more than 213 thousand indigenous people, in territories and communities of 10 States within its coverage area (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe).

The Northeast, the first region to suffer the impacts of colonial action initiated in the 16th century, with the Portuguese invasion, still has a strong and expressive indigenous presence. The history of these peoples is marked by an intense process of resistance against the advance of capitalism, founded and maintained essentially in the exploitation of the work of native and black populations, and in the usurpation of the land and its natural resources.

The Peoples of the Apoinme area were strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to face the virus and fight the pandemic, the Indigenous Peoples have witnessed an unimportant contribution by public bodies such as FUNAI and SESAI, whose mission and legal assignment is to protect indigenous lives and guarantee their rights. Therefore, during the pandemic our history of resistance is still present.

Faced with a scenario of worsening violence and the Brazilian State’s failure to confront Covid-19, Apoinme mobilized a wide articulation between different indigenous and non-indigenous organizations, universities and social movements to monitor cases of contamination and death by the new coronavirus, among indigenous people in the region.


Overcoming difficulties in monitoring COVID-19 cases

The difficulties in the relationship with the local Coordination of DSEIs for a better qualification of the community monitoring cases by the new coronavirus, were felt in several states of the Northeast region. The solutions to overcome these difficulties were collective, with the formation of broader networks of collaboration.

Denunciations of harassment and intimidation were made by DSEI officials, in order to make it difficult for community leaders to be informed on Covid-19 cases. Over the months, organizations and leaders, who are focal points of Apoinme in community monitoring, have stopped reporting new cases, as they were no longer able to access information with indigenous health agencies. The difficulty in accessing information has significantly compromised the flow of follow-up on the evolution of the virus in the Northeast region.

Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

Apoinme supported more than 40,000 indigenous people with basic food baskets, personal protective equipment, health materials and materials to strengthen family farming. Communities from all APOINME microregions received thermometers, oximeters and face shields, aiming to protect those responsible for acting and maintaining the approximately 40 sanitary barriers installed at the entrance to indigenous territories as a way to monitor the traffic of people and promote counting of Covid-19 cases in the villages, as well as food that contributed to the maintenance of the work on the barriers.

Bleach, soap bars, washing powder detergents, alcohol gel, garbage bags, cloths, sponges, were some of the items distributed to contribute to the cleaning and disinfection of environments in indigenous communities of Alagoas, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, and Piauí.

Masks and gloves made available to the indigenous population in the West and extreme South of Bahia, contributed to prevent the spread of the virus in the territories. In Ceará, Paraíba and some places in Bahia, priority food distribution demands were met. In addition, we contributed to Covid-19 testing in diverse communities in the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais.

Equipment, supplies and materials were also made available to promote communication and dissemination of information and useful guidelines in the fight against the pandemic.

Installation and maintenance of sanitary barriers

Sanitary barriers were built and widely supported. With the strength of the mobilizations of indigenous organizations, it was possible to subsidize social isolation and the permanence of indigenous people in many territories. Apoinme has been working to guarantee food security on an emergency basis by delivering basic food baskets and developing projects that strengthen family farming.


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Great Assembly of the Guarani people

ATY GUASU is the oldest organization of the indigenous movement, having started its activities during the 1970s in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and being an important force for the articulation of the Guarani and Kaiowá peoples in the recovery and defense of their traditional indigenous lands (tekoha). Tonico Benites, in his doctoral thesis “Rojeroky hina ha roike jevy tekohape (Praying and fighting): the historic movement of Aty Guasu of Ava Kaiowa and Ava Guarani for the recovery of their tekoha”, presented to the Postgraduate Program in Anthropology (PPGAS) of the National Museum – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), states that:

”In the view of the Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous leaders, Aty Guasu was and is vital for the action and appreciation of religious knowledge and rituals – jeroky (songs and prayers for protection) – for the unions of indigenous families involved in the struggle for the tekoha. This knowledge and rituals celebrated at Aty Guasu result in the strengthening of the Guarani and Kaiowa way of being and living in all the tekoha in litigation.

From 1970 to the present day, Aty Guasu started to act to reverse the colonial domination of traditional territories and to challenge the ways of being and living – teko – Guarani and Kaiowá imposed by karai (non-indigenous): Nation-State / government, missionaries and farmers ”(BENITES, 2014, pg 23).

Regarding the monitoring of COVID-19 cases in the Brazilian midwest, some situations deserve to be highlighted, in addition to the difficulty of having access to the information of the DSEIs. There are reports not only of the coercion of the DSEIs managers in not making data available, but also of the neglect in the employees treatment and health when sick with COVID-19 and who are prevented from reporting their case to the health system. Professionals are helpless, either in the performance of their work, or in the care of their health and families.

Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

Even with this scenario, Aty Guasu carries out actions to support more than 51 thousand Guarani and Kaiowa indigenous people in more than 45 indigenous lands, located in Mato Grosso do Sul. Until September, the regional organization managed to support more than 20 indigenous lands directly from the distribution of health materials, personal protective equipment and basic food baskets. To support sanitary barriers and identify indigenous volunteers who work at the barriers, lab coats, gloves, thermometers, masks and alcohol gel were purchased and distributed.

Installation and maintenance of sanitary barriers

In view of the advancement of COVID-19, in Mato Grosso do Sul and in the Guarani and Kaiowa villages, the leaders of Aty Guasu began to support and set up indigenous sanitary barriers at the entrance of all the Guarani and Kaiowa villages with the objective of preventing the entrance of COVID-19 in the communities.

Today there are more than 50 Guarani and Kaiowá sanitary barriers in operation. Each barrier has an indigenous volunteer team, composed of 15 people who take turns in 3 shifts (in the morning, afternoon and night).

Indigenous sanitary barriers did not receive support from municipal agencies, the State of Mato Grosso do Sul or the Federal Government. For this reason, all points have structural weaknesses and must be permanently equipped with secure tents, adequate protective equipment and PPE.



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Terena Council

The Terena Council was created in 2012, and is located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Since the Paraguayan War, the Terena people of the Pantanal have not met. After 177 years, the Terena leaders met, together with representatives of the Guarani, Kaiowá and Kinikinau people, in the indigenous land Taunay / Ipegue, in the village Imbirussú on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June 2012 for the main decision making. The Council is then composed of the leaders of 24 villages in the territory, the Association of Indigenous Residents of the Taunay District, together with their elders, teachers, directors, indigenous scholars, health agents and their organizations.

The Council has been monitoring cases in its territories since the beginning of the pandemic, which was characterized by the absence of cases in the Terena people until June. Even so, the Council assumed its responsibility to other peoples in the region and has been monitoring cases and installing and maintaining sanitary barriers in the region.

The Terena Council and APIB questioned the veto and made the impediment visible. After pressure, also by the media, the Ministry of Health authorized the entry of MSF in Mato Grosso do Sul. The Terena are the third people with the highest number of deaths by Covid-19 among indigenous people in Brazil.

Partnership with Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Community efforts kept the virus out until mid-June. The first case of death of the Terena people happened on July 14, and from then on the cases spread throughout the territory. Neither SESAI nor any other Federal Government agency supported or instructed the Council on how to prevent the spread of the virus, did not provide structures for isolating sick people, nor did it provide information on isolation and care protocols.

Faced with the sanitary collapse and the lack of care, the Terena Council called on the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as a strategy to face the pandemic in their territories. Health professionals’ access to Terena territory was initially prevented by the Ministry of Health, and specifically by SESAI, arguing that interference in the national territory should be decided on the Federal scale.

The Terena Council, however, went to court claiming that SESAI was unable to meet the entire demand, given that the region of the municipality of Aquidauana, for example, was attended only by a single doctor, who was on vacation, since the beginning of the pandemic.

At least 6 relatives who died from Covid-19 were already counted when MSF was contacted on 24 July. In less than a month, deaths increased by 580%, with 41 deaths by 19 August. Even with these alarming data, Sesai continued to deny the support of the medical organization.

Installation and maintenance of sanitary barriers

The Council installed and maintains about 29 sanitary barriers, 25 of these in the context of a village and 4 in urban areas. The barriers are capable of protecting 57 communities in 6 different Indigenous Lands, covering the municipalities of Dois Irmãos do Buriti, Miranda, Nioque and Sidrolândia. The responsibility for the installation and operation of the barriers is shared between the communities and the Council, and it is the responsibility of the communities to set up the rotation scheme among the indigenous volunteers at the barriers for the patrol and watch periods.





Articulation of Indigenous Peoples in the Southern Region

ArpinSul is an organization that since 2006 has the intention of developing means to articulate the indigenous movement in the South region and to unite the Kaingang, Xokleng, Xetá and descendants of Charrua indigenous peoples, with the objective of accumulating political forces to counter the avalanche of threats and aggressions from anti-indigenous sectors.

In the course of this process, ArpinSul has been working with the indigenous movement at national level since 2006. And it currently develops several works such as the Indigenous Cultures Award, which in 2012 reached its 4th Edition, the organization of the 33 Indigenous Culture Points from the South and Southeast, the Human Rights in Indigenous Communities Project, the permanent performance at Camp Terra Livre (ATL), among other works in defense of indigenous communities.

With the pandemic, ArpinSul created the regional plan to combat Covid-19 among the people of the South region. An instrument based on the principle of full differentiated care in indigenous health, comprising not only the health-disease-care process, as well as the various elements that contribute to the well-being and health of indigenous peoples.

This action pays special attention to the social, environmental, economic, territorial rights and access to essential services, and in particular health care. The plan collaborates with the implementation of several structural measures in communication, education and basic services. A tool that considers the systemic character and the prolonged effects of the impact of the pandemic, comprising the connection between emergency actions and the perspective of an impact in the post-pandemic period.

For the monitoring of Covid-19 cases, ArpinSul is part of the Indigenous and Indigenous Front for the Prevention and Combat of Coronavirus in Indigenous Territories in the Southern Region of Brazil. A broad alliance built between indigenous organizations, universities, leaders and social movements to face the impacts of the disease in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Overcoming difficulties in monitoring COVID-19 cases

The front has monitored the health situation and created strategies to approach indigenous leaders to build communication channels and thus consolidate information flows.

The relationship with the DSEIs to pass on the cases of contamination and death by Covid-19 has been interrupted over the last eight months, since at the beginning of the pandemic there was a dialogue, but it was closed over time by guidance from the Sesai.

Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

The articulation for the acquisition and distribution of basic food baskets, hygiene and cleaning materials, personal protective equipment, mattresses, blankets and support for communities that live on handicrafts, characterizes the actions of ArpinSul that are being carried out together with the groups that make up the Front.

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Guarani Yvyrupa Comission

Guarani Yvyrupa Commission (CGY) is an indigenous organization that brings together collectives of the Guarani people from the South and Southeast regions of Brazil in the struggle for territory. The founding act of the Commission was a large assembly, which took place in 2006, where more than 300 political and spiritual leaders were present at Aldeia Peguaoty, located in Vale do Ribeira, state of São Paulo. The activities officially started on March 29, 2007 in a ceremony held at the 6th Chamber of the Federal Public Ministry in Brasília. Since then, CGY has been relying on its own Guarani modes of organization, where elders and leaders are listened to to define strategies for political action in the fight for rights.

Yvyrupa is the expression used in Guarani to designate the structure that supports the terrestrial world. And for us its meaning evokes the way we always occupied our territory, in a free way, before the arrival of Europeans, when the borders (municipal, state and federal) that separate our people today did not exist.

Since March, when the pandemic was officially decreed, the commission has mobilized fundraising campaigns to support villages in southeastern Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo) and other Ava-Guarani communities in the western region of Paraná. CGY also joined the campaign for the “Indigenous Front for Combat and Prevention of COVID-19” in the southern region (PR, RS, SC), in addition to organizing an international campaign, mobilizing a series of supporters of indigenous peoples’ struggles.

Overcoming difficulties in monitoring COVID-19 cases

CGY also monitors the cases of COVID-19 in the Guarani villages in the south and southeast of the country, elaborates protocols and action strategies together with the local leaders, carries out the survey of demands with the leaders and DSEIs, as well as maintains articulation and focus on actions with Federal Public Defender’s Office, Federal Public Ministry, State Public Ministry and local city halls to guarantee access rights to public health for indigenous peoples.

Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

The CGY advisory team dedicated itself to writing emergency projects aimed at the purchase and distribution of basic food baskets, hygiene items, food safety equipment and resources to face the pandemic. The support was mainly aimed at acquiring seedlings, seeds, tools and agricultural inputs to enhance farming practices.

The commission maintains fundraising campaigns for the purchase of food, personal hygiene and cleaning products and PPE, in addition to promoting agricultural practices, construction of prayer houses and support for local village mobilizations and virtual meetings. In addition to its own collection, still within the scope of food security, the legal advisory team has worked together with the Federal Public Ministry from different regions to guarantee the continuity of the right to food, for example, in the continuity of school lunches in the villages, and guarantee of the food baskets delivery service by FUNAI, even in non-demarcated lands.

Guata Porã, the beautiful walk in the positive direction of healing

Supporting indigenous communities is important not only because of the pandemic, but also because this time of the year is a sacred time, of renewal and mobility for the Guarani people who perform the ritual of healing the land Guata Porã, which means beautiful walking in the positive direction of healing.

During Guata Porã, cosmologically, visits to villages are made to exchange seeds and perform the ritual that promotes reforestation and planting of seedlings, native seeds and fruit trees, ensuring health and healthy food for humans, animals, birds, and thus bringing balance on the planet. It is through Guata Porã that the Mbya people guarantee their food sovereignty, healing for all beings on earth, the consecration and protection of the body, the strengthening of mother earth, the baptism of children who receive their protective spirit, the strengthening of the tongue through our songs and dances, and the protection of water movements.

Faced with such a crucial moment for the Guarani tradition and for the world in facing the pandemic, the Mbya needs to make the journey, through the ritual, so as not to let death reach the land, while the protocols demand social isolation for protection of peoples. In this sense, after an analysis carried out by the CGY team, we sought to understand how to protect the people from Covid-19, and also to protect the land through the ritual of the Guarani people.

In this sense, we reinforce the importance of CGY’s work in seeking support for the Guarani people to continue their mobility with seeds and seedlings, tools and reforms and the construction of Opy (house of prayer). And ensure that Guata Porã is held, following all WHO protocols, and monitoring the ritual to ensure everyone’s safety. The ritual will be recorded and released at this time of healing the earth.

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Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of the Southeast

ARPINSUDESTE’s coverage area includes the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. According to the 2010 IBGE Census, 41,794 self-declared indigenous people live in the State of São Paulo. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, live 15,894 self-declared indigenous people, totaling 57,688 people. If the general growth rate estimated by the IBGE 2010-2020, of 11%, is applied, the indigenous population residing in the states in which the regional organization operates may be more than 64 thousand people.

However, a significant part of these indigenous people live in an urban context, in conditions of invisibility and without much proximity to indigenous organizations or public authorities. In this sense, ArpinSudeste develops a permanent action to actively search for indigenous families who live in an urban context and who are even more vulnerable to the pandemic.

Currently ArpinSudeste articulates the communities of the Terena, Krenak, Kaingang, Tupi-Guarani indigenous peoples and the indigenous families that live in an urban context and which include, among other peoples, the Pankararu, Fulni-ô, Pankararé, Kariri-Xocó, Kaimbé , Wassu-Cocal, Xucuru, Tupi-Guarani and Tariano, in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The regional actions, in this context of sanitary and humanitarian crisis, have benefited 29 villages, in an emergency manner, in their indigenous lands between the two states, in the regions of the west and southwest of São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, the south coast and the north of São Paulo, the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, and the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro. In these territories, approximately 1,715 people live, according to the SESAI census released in March 2020, comprising 584 families.

In an urban context, ArpinSudeste maintains regular contacts with 19 indigenous family nuclei, especially in the Greater São Paulo region. Added to them are the collectives of indigenous students and their families who live mainly in the municipalities of São Carlos and Campinas. In the state of São Paulo alone, indigenous people in an urban context total around 521 families, 2,148 people and 36 nuclei according to preliminary information provided by indigenous leaders.

Delivery of health materials, food and PPE

The actions aim to support families in facing the pandemic, through the acquisition and distribution of basic food baskets, hygiene kits and PPE, as well as promoting food sovereignty projects. The regional has also built its coping plan, which aims to structure health centers with medical equipment and supplies, in addition to carrying out Covid-19 tests.

Reforestation and environmental recovery actions

Reforestation and environmental recovery actions are also included in the regional planning, also supporting the development of value chains for indigenous products in order to promote the autonomy of indigenous peoples in their income generation.