Brazilian Indigenous Communities Continue To Occupy Space Next To Maracana Stadium


Indigenous community member Francisco has traditional markings... News PhotoApplying,Brazil,Built Structure,FIFA World Cup 2014,Horizontal,Indigenous Culture,Maracanã Stadium,Organized Group,Pattern,Politics,Rio de Janeiro,Social Issues,StadiumPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 17: Indigenous community member Francisco (C) has traditional markings applied in the Aldeia Maracana building the group is occupying, next to Maracana Stadium, the site of the 2014 World Cup finals, on October 17, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fading Aldeia Maracana used to house the Museum of Indian Culture before deteriorating and becoming occupied by squatting indigenous members in 2006. The building was slated for destruction ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the community was forcibly evicted in March. However, the community has managed to return and thus far have successfully battled to save the structure, which they hope to convert into an indigenous university. Indigenous groups throughout Brazil are battling the Brazilian government over land rights and other issues. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)