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February 21, 2008

Infanticide in the magazine “Istoé”


This week’s edition of the magazine “Istoé” has published a n article on infanticide, telling the readers Amalé Kamayurá's touching story - a cheerful and intelligent 4 year old boy, born in the Xingu National Indigenous Reserve, and buried alive by his biological mother, a young single mother. However, Amalé was saved by the courage of the Indigenous Indian Kamiru, who unburied him and adopted him as their own son.

Atini - Voice For Life, a charitable organization, run out of Brasília, Brazil, works in the defence of indigenous children's rights. Along with other ways of helping, Atini offers assistance and support to children in risk situations, as well as to survivors and their relatives. That is the case of Amalé and her family, who live, most of the time, in Brasília, due to the necessary treatment of the boy’s health.

"The Indigenous Indian boy who was buried alive
Amalé was almost killed in the name of indigenous customs.
And FUNAI shuts their eyes to infanticide within some tribes

Istoé, 20/02/08

Amalé is four years old. Like many other children, on Tuesday the 12th, he went for the first time to school, in Brasília. An Indigenous Indian of the Kamaiurá ethnicitiy, from Mato Grosso, Amalé got the other children’s attention because he was the only child that wasn’t wearing a school uniform nor was he carrying a backpack. But Amalé stands out from the others because a much more worrying reason. The small Indigenous Indian is, in fact, a survivor of his own life story (...)" Read the Istoé article in its entirety in English.

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