“To know the spirits is to control them and to know your own spirit is to control yourself”, a Deni saying as quoted by German anthropologist Gunter Kroemer in his paper “Travel to the Deni Indigenous People”, CIMI, March 1995.
Facts and Figures on the Deni indigenous people
By 1500, when the Portuguese arrived in Brazil, the Indigenous population was estimated between 2 and 4 million people, according to ISA (Social and Environmental Institute, a Brazilian NGO). Most of these people were settled along the banks of...
The Greenpeace and Deni story began in 1999 when Greenpeace discovered that WTK, the Malaysian logging giant, had
purchased lands that overlapped with the Deni territory in the Brazilian Amazon. Due to its record as a global forest
Greenpeace is well known for exposing problems, naming polluters, bearing witness and forcing change to industrial and even social practices in order to increase environmental protection. But why has Greenpeace been involved for over four years...
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