Video provided by the Missionary Council for Indigenous Peoples (CIMI) of Maranhão. | Source: Greenpeace

This is the life of many Indigenous Peoples who live in Maranhão state Indigenous Lands in Brazil.

Indigenous Lands are theoretically protected areas of Amazon rainforest, but local reports indicate that many Indigenous Lands are surrounded by forest fires like the one in the video.

In the village of Awá in the Caru Indigenous Land, for example, forest fires are burning within 30 minutes of houses.

And according to Indigenous leaders in the region, the fire is a criminal act, perpetrated by illegal loggers and land grabbers.

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