Indigenous Protagonism

The indigenous communities actively participate in the discussions to define the actions that will be carried out in their territories. With this direct and permanent dialogue, Norte Energia has ensured the leading role of the indigenous people. 

Throughout the licensing process, participatory spaces were created to ensure the monitoring of the various stages of installation of the project, as well as activities resulting from the planned environmental changes. They are:

  • 01 Indigenous Management Committee, with regular meetings in Altamira.
  • 07 Councils related to the works of the Belo Monte HPP
  • 10 Indigenous Subcommittees in the villages and Altamira (Citadinos-Ribeirinhos, Volta Grande, Parakanã, Kararaô, Cachoeira Seca, Bacajá, Araweté, Apyterewa, Arara and Xipaya-Kuruaya).
  • 01 Monitoring and Control Committee for Monitoring of Volta Grande do Xingu

The committees provide a space for orientation and indigenous follow-up of the actions of water quality monitoring projects and fish fauna, for example. In these meetings also, the results monitored in language accessible to these communities are presented, in order to allow the best possible understanding of the environmental effects of the plant implantation.  
The process of direct and permanent dialogue with indigenous peoples served by Belo Monte is supported by the largest radio system in the Xingu region. The system implemented by Norte Energia has 50 radio stations that guarantee communication with the villages and indigenous associations in Altamira.