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The government accepted demands from an indigenous people’s organization

Credit: Reproduction

17 Nov 22

Environment and Indigenous Peoples technical teams for government transition are announced

Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), who is coordinating the government transition, has announced new names for the technical teams, including the Environment and Indigenous Peoples working groups.

In the Environment group is former Minister Marina Silva (Rede), Environment Minister during Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (PT) government between 2003 and 2008 and was elected for Congress in São Paulo this year. Besides Marina, other former environment ministers were announced to compose the thematic group: Carlos Minc, minister in Lula’s government between 2008 and 2010; and Izabella Teixeira, minister between 2010 and 2016, between Lula’s and Dilma Rousseff’s (PT) governments.

In the group of the Indigenous Peoples, 10 participants were nominated, but, in the following day, APIB, Indigenous People of Brazil Network, demanded the inclusion of five more names, which was promptly accepted. The nominees include Joênia Wapichana, the first indigenous woman to be elected as a congresswoman, and the elected representatives Célia Xakriabá and Sônia Guajajara.

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