Gli The Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe Indians of Brazil are celebrating a Supreme Court decision to allow them to live undisturbed on their land, after decades od violent conflict, as ranchers have been occupying their indigenous territory.

They have been pushing to be able to live undisturbed on their ancestral land, in the Bahia state.


After a long judicial battle, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled this month that their right, guaranteed by Brazil’s constitution and by international law, has to be respected, and the ranchers must leave the area.

The Pataxó sang and danced at a ceremony to welcome the decision: "Today our damaged heart is crying with happiness". According to Survival, the Brazilian authorities are now responsible for resettling the ranchers. 

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