Guarani People of Brazil, Guardians of Nature
As the Guarani people of Matto Grosso do Sul, in Brazil, said recently:
“If indigenous peoples become extinct and dead, the lives of all are threatened, for we are the GUARDIANS of NATURE.
Without forest, without water, without rivers, there is no life, there is no way for any Brazilian to survive.
We resisted 518 years ago, we fight in victory and defeat, our land is our mother.
As long as the sun still shines, and while there is still fresh air under the shade of a tree, while there is still a river to bathe in, we will FIGHT.”