In MS, minister of Indigenous Peoples resurrects council and guides mayors – Politics

In MS, minister of Indigenous Peoples resurrects council and guides mayors – Politics
In MS, minister of Indigenous Peoples resurrects council and guides mayors – Politics

Forgotten 6 years ago, CNPI (National Council for Indigenous Policy) will have two representatives from the State

Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Sônia Guajajara, in an interview before the meetings in the Capital. (Photo: Léo Otero/Assessoria)

In Mato Grosso do Sul this Wednesday (15), the Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Sônia Guajajara, brings the “Participa Parente” caravan. In Campo Grande, she will meet with governor Eduardo Riedel (PSD) and 14 mayors of cities that are home to indigenous lands. In the late afternoon, Sônia will head to Aldeia Cabeceira, in Nioaque, where she will participate in the opening of the 16th Assembly of the Terena People.

The caravan was interrupted in 2019 with the strike of 35 social councils of the federal government, which were part of the PNPS (National Social Participation Policy).

Advice – Sônia wants to resurrect the CNPI (National Council for Indigenous Policy), which had been forgotten for 6 years, and guide city halls on federal resources available to strengthen public policies aimed at indigenous communities, in various areas.

Mato Grosso do Sul has two entities that must be part of the CNPI: the Terena Council and the Guarani and Kaiowá Aty Guassu Assembly.

“The CNPI is a joint council made up of 30 indigenous representations and 30 government bodies, including ministries and local authorities and it is exactly in this council that we will discuss and define all indigenous policy or policies in Brazil. It was reinstalled in April, and now we are in the process of choosing representatives. That’s why we’re doing this Participa Parente caravan”, commented Sônia.

Regarding the various problems related to safety, health and sanitation faced by the Guarani and Kaiowá peoples, especially in Dourados, the minister said that she will have a second conversation with the governor to update the information and advance public policies, including expanding the area of the Dourados Indigenous Reserve.

“We created a crisis office within the ministry to deal with the Guarani and Kaiowá issue and now it is necessary to update this conversation. We intend to advance in all aspects, there are already conversations so that we can expand this area or offer another space for indigenous people to have a better quality of life. So, we are already in these negotiations to also understand, from the indigenous people, how they also intend to have this new space or this quality of life in the place where they are”, said the minister.

City Halls – According to the minister, several notices have already been launched and more will be published in partnership with the Ministries of Justice, Racial Equality and Culture.

“We are going to start a dialogue with the city halls, but we are very optimistic that it is possible to make a lot of progress based on, including, the guidance on access to the notices that are being released, public notices from several other ministries and that they can access based on what is appropriate. to take to indigenous territories. It is a dialogue to strengthen this relationship and also strengthen municipal policies”, explained the minister.

CNPI – The council is responsible for proposing the objectives and principles for public policies aimed at indigenous peoples; monitor the preparation and execution of the General Budget of the Union; in addition to receiving and forwarding reports of threats or violations of the rights of indigenous peoples, among other functions.

The council has nine representatives from people from the Amazon Region, which includes the State of Mato Grosso; ten from the Northeast and East Regions, which includes Minas Gerais; three from the Southeast Region; three from the South Region; and three from the Central-West Region. Indigenous organizations will be represented by APIB (Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) and ANMIGA (National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestry).

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