Decree No. 7.747 establishing the National Policy on Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands (PNGATI). | Land Portal

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This Decree, consisting of 4 Chapters, establishes the National Policy on Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands (PNGATI). This Policy aims at guaranteeing and promoting the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable use of indigenous land and territorial natural resources, insuring the integrity of the indigenous land property, the improvement of the quality of life and the whole conditions of physical and cultural reproduction for present and future generations of indigenous populations, respecting their socio-cultural autonomy, according to the enforcing legislation. It is divided as follows: Preliminary provisions (Chap. I); Objectives and baselines (Chap. II); Governance of Pngati indigenous populations (Chap. III); Final provisions (Chap. IV).

Implemented by: Decree No. 32.854 regulating the procedure for Registration of Pesticides and Biocidal Products, created by Law No. 7.747 of 1982. (1988-05-27)
Repeals: Decree No. 1.141 establishing protective measures to be applied within native people lands. (1994-05-19)

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Valerio Tranchida (CONSLEG)


Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930.

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