ATINI is a non-profit organization, based in Brasília – Brazil, internationally acknowledged for its pioneering role in defending the rights of indigenous children.

Atini is made up of indigenous leaders, anthropologists, linguists, lawyers, religious representatives, politicians and educators, and nurtures a deep respect for indigenous cultures.

We are Indigenous, we are Brazilian citizens! Whether living in the city or in the village, we do not abandon the riches of our cultures, but we believe that we are fully capable of distinguishing between what is good and what is harmful to Indigenous life and culture.

Edson Bakairi

Indigenous Leader and Licentiate Professor in History at UNEMAT, MS

Breaking The Silence

An award winning documentary by the journalist and indigenous filmmaker Sandra Terena, this is the result of more than two years of interviews in various regions of the country, such as the Alto Xingu, for example.

Without judging values about practices in indigenous cultures, “BREAKING THE SILENCE” was intended to listen to and record the manifestations of indigenous people who felt the suffering caused by infanticide and therefore wish to be heard.

The documentary gathers reports from relatives of victims, offenders and survivors. There are also anthropologists, lawyers, religious representatives, indigenists and educators.


Letter of Clarification

ATINI – A Voice for Life, would like to make a public statement, through this letter, to clarify information carried by the media over the last few days, which involve the entity and the name of the future Minister of Human Rights, Damares Alves. We hereby inform that...

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Letter Regarding the case in Canarana-MT

On the situation of the indigenous baby buried alive in Canarana-MT ATINI – A Voice for Life would like to publicly express itself in relation to the case of the indigenous baby buried alive on May 05 in Canarana-MT, and express its concern regarding the preventive...

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10 years later

Exactly 10 years ago we had to make one of the most difficult decisions of our lives. A decision that completely changed the course of our history as a family. A decision that affected a nation.

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In 1995, a woman from the Suruwaha gave birth to Hakani. Hakani means smile and she was a little girl full of bright smiles and laughter. During the first two years of her life, however, she did not develop the ability to speak or walk causing her tribe to put...

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