Brazil indigenous groups protest land claim bill

STORY: Hundreds of indigenous people marched and rallied outside Brazil's Supreme Court to see the restart of the discussion on the demarcation of indigenous lands.

The proposed law would impose a cut-off date for ancestral land claims in 1988, the year Brazil's current Constitution was enacted. Any Indigenous community that did not occupy their lands by that date would not be allowed to make a claim, according to the proposed legislation.

Indigenous activists reject the bill, arguing that many indigenous peoples were historically expelled from their ancestral territories, especially during the military dictatorship.