Sunday, 5 October 2014
Tuira Kayapo is an indigeneous Elder Mama warrior who showed the world what happens when Women take charge of their power. She walked into the 1989 Altamira Gathering in Brazil against the destruction of Dams in the Zingu, in her war paint, naked and carrying a large machete. She then walked up to the President of Brazil's Light holding Company Petrobras and running the blade of her machette three times over his cheeks, proclaimed his act on her people and on the entire Amazon as an act of war. She then stated in Kayopa :-
" You are a liar - We do not need electricity. Electricity is not going to give us our food. We need our rivers to flow freely, our future depends on it. We need our jungles for hunting and gathering. We do not need your dam."
Everyone stood in absolute awe at her audacity, especially the President of Petrobras who looked quite afraid .. yet what I see in her is a true example of WHAT Mamas are capable of in their full Power...
We have ALL become tired of this mess the world is in... It is time to reclaim our truth. Don't play with our good hearts and intentions. I am grateful for women like Chief Kayapo, who was bold enough to say no to colonialist exploitation. Bravely demanding respect, to allow her and her people to live as they want and choose, expressing the feelings of her entire nation.
Posted by teifidancer at 15:41