The National Public Security Force was authorized to support the activities of the Guamá-Tocantins Indigenous Special Sanitary District, in the Parakanã Indigenous Land, in Pará. The request was made by the Ministry of Health (MS). The ordinance with the authorization, signed by the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anderson Torres, is published in Official Diary of the Union this Tuesday (16).
According to the decree, the military will act in essential services for the preservation of public order and the security of people and property, on an episodic and planned basis, for 90 days, from today until November 13 of this year. The work will be carried out in conjunction with public security agencies in Pará, under the coordination of the Federal Police.
“The contingent to be made available will comply with the planning defined by the Directorate of the National Public Security Force, the National Public Security Secretariat, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security,” the document also says.
The Parakanã Indigenous Land is located in the municipality of São Félix do Xingu. The Parakanã People, who call themselves Awaeté, are distributed in 11 villages in the region. They were first contacted in March 1971, during the opening of the Trans-Amazonian Highway, near the Tocantins River.