Robert Tanner Freeman D.D.S.– The First African-American Dentist to earn a dental degree.
Damiana Cavanha is from the Guarani tribe, thought to have been one of the first peoples to be contacted after Europeans arrived in South America.
Once occupying a homeland of forest and plains in Brazil totaling some 350,000 square kilometers, the Guarani hunted freely for game on their homelands, and planted manioc and corn in their gardens. During the past 100 years however, almost all their forest land has been stolen from them and turned into vast, dry networks of cattle ranches, soya fields and plantations of towering sugar cane.
A decade ago, cattle ranchers intimidated Damiana and her family, evicting her from her ancestral lands. She has since lived in squalid conditions by the highway; her husband and three of her sons have been run over and killed on the road.
In September 2013, however, she led a courageous and dangerous ‘retomada’ (re-occupation) of the sugar cane plantation that has taken over her ancestral land. A ‘retomada’ had long been Damiana’s hope and solace: the goal that sustained her through the brutal years of eviction, fear, humiliation, malnutrition, bereavement, illness and depression.
We decided to fight and die for our land, she said.
The people should not be afraid of their government. The
government should be afraid of their people.
Holy fucking shit is this relevant.
This needs 1 million notes
Reblog this every fucking time I see it
Wake UP PEOPLE.
I can’t even…..she’s too cute.
Face looking all fat and shit 🐻
A display of southern Great Andamanese weaponry.