|Statement from Lucienne Sheyla | Lucienne Sheyla|
Statement from Lucienne Sheyla | Lucienne Sheyla
Tuira Kayapo' is an indigenous Elder Mama Warrior who showed the world what happens when women take charge of their power. She walked into the 1989 Altamira Gathering in Brasil against the construction of Dams in the Xingu, in her war paint, naked and carrying a large machete. She then walked up to the President of Brasil's Light holding Company Petrobras and running the blade of her machete 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 Kayapo':
"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...for I know... at least in my case.. I am Pure Love at all times, though my machete is not too far away from my reach.
This is to do with the flooding of her land in order to create electricity. So in order to progress we have to destroy our nature and her people. This is so much more than just land rights, it is to do with life on earth.
What Tuira Kayapo' is saying, 'progress as much as you like or as much as you need but make sure I and my people can live as nature intended.'
We need to address this issue yesterday but this it the point of the underdevelopment of the world.