Write a letter for the Enawene Nawe

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

Enawene Nawe boy with his pet macaw, Brazil.
Enawene Nawe boy with his pet macaw, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival

The Enawene Nawe live in an area of savannah and tropical rainforest in Mato Grosso state, western Brazil. Although most of their land was officially reconised in 1996, a crucial area called the Rio Preto, where the Indians gather each year to trap and smoke fish, was left out.

The area is being heavily invaded by ranchers, and in a further blow the Mato Grosso state government has announced it will build a vast complex of hydroelectric dams upriver of the Enawene Nawe’s land.

How you can help

Please write to the Brazilian government using the text below or your own words.

Dr. José Eduardo Cardozo
Minister of Justice
Ministério de Justiçia
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco T
70064-900, Brasilia DF

October 07, 2015

Dear Dr. Cardozo

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Should I post, fax or email?
The most powerful way is to print and post your letter. We will email you a ready-to-print PDF of your letter, together with postage information.

We sometimes also publish email addresses or fax numbers where there is a realistic chance of these being read. However, email addresses change and fax machines get unplugged. If you can, please post your letter.