Cargill, Cease Your Destruction!

By Beka Saw Munduruku
Common Dreams
October 12, 2023

In every region where Cargill operates, you are destroying the environment and driving out or threatening the communities who live there.

My name is Beka. I am 21 years old. I live on Sawré Muybu Indigenous territory in the Amazon forest in the state of Pará, Brazil.

I have come to the United States to ask the Cargill-MacMillan family to stop the destruction of our land.

My people are called the Munduruku, which means “the red ants.” We are 13,000 strong, divided into 160 communities. Life is simple here. We plant, we harvest, we create. We learn by watching our elders. This is how we learn the riches of our culture: our stories, our forests, our animals.

Read the full letter to the Cargill-MacMillan family here.