The Waiapi live near the eastern end of the Amazon river, within the national reserve of Amapa, Brazil.
The indigenous people live according to their own laws. Now, the government is pushing to abolish the reserve and open the region of pristine rainforest known as Renca to international mining companies who covet the rich deposits of gold. From a tiny settlement of palm-thatched huts hidden in foliage, the indigenous streaked in red and black dye have vowed to defend their territory.

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