The Amazon fires caught the world’s attention as it flooded the news and our social media platforms this year. We heard people’s concerns regarding the environment, economy, and the political climate in Brazil. However, these fires are not only a large-scale catastrophe because they harmed indigenous communities, who are now displaced as a result.
The native tribes of Brazil have been protecting and living within the rainforest for centuries; however, livelihood has been put aside by capitalistic interests. They lost the forest, their crops, and the home they depend on for their wellbeing.