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Issue No.61
  • :0973-1156
  • :August
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 61, August 2020

SOUTH AMERICA / BRAZIL

Reaching out, holding hands

The President of the Association of Indigenous Communities of the Middle Negro River (ACIMRN), Sandra Gomes, speaks about the challenges indigenous communities face due to the COVID-19 pandemic


By Lorena França (alorenafranca@ gmail.com), anthropologist and Ph D candidate at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Luclécia Cristina Morais da Silva (lucrisms@yahoo.com.br), ), professor, Federal Institute of Amazonas and Ph D candidate at the Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil; and Beatriz Mesquita Pedrosa Ferreira (mesquitabia@hotmail.com), researcher, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Brazil, and ICSF member


The Negro River in the Amazon region is the largest black water river in the world. Its basin area of approximately 750,000 sq. km accounts for seven percent of the total area of the Amazon basin, and its length from pre-Andean Colombia to its mouth, is approximately 1,700 km, making it the Amazon’s largest tributary.

The Negro River concentrates a populati