The Xakriabá’s lands are being contaminated
Juvana Xakriabá denounces environmental pollution caused by pesticides, and fights for the rights of indigenous people. We’ve painted Juvana using water polluted by pesticides, to give a face to her combat.
“Syngenta must stop poisoning our earth and water,” insists Juvana with real conviction. Despite the repressive environment, she works bravely and tirelessly to halt the destruction of her people’s habitat in Minas Gerais in Brazil. “My indigenous people live in an agricultural borderland where monocultures are expanding and pesticides are poisoning our environment.”
“Syngenta must stop poisoning our water and land”Juvana Xakriabá Representative of the Xakriabá indigenous people
Juvana’s goal is clear: that highly hazardous pesticides be banned throughout Brazil and worldwide. “They pollute the environment and, as a result, damage human health. Whatever enters the ground, the water and our food ultimately ends up in our bodies.” Juvana is calling for Syngenta to stop selling highly hazardous pesticides once and for all.