Press release of the Association Foret Vierge (AFV) June, 24th, 2020
One drama follows another in the Xingu region following the Coronavirus pandemic.
The AFV regrets to announce the natural death of Bekwijka, the wife of cacique Raoni. She has left us, surrounded by her relatives in her village of Metuktire. Also deceased were cacique Maritawa Yawalapiti and cacique Payakan following the Covid 19 pandemic. We have conveyed our sincere condolences to the families concerned.