The Brazilian army is back in the indigenous forests of the Awá people, but this time is to protect their land. The army is enforcing a sentence issued by judge Carlos Madeira, ordering to remove all invaders. The large-scale operation involves several ministries, Brazil’s indigenous affairs department FUNAI, the army, federal police and the President’s office, with a ground squad of at least 200 agents.

The operation follows Survival’s global to save what they defined Earth’s most threatened tribe from extinction. Settler have 40 days to leave from the day they receive the notice, and will be given alternative land and access to a range of benefits.

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