Native Affairs - A brush with the Amazon

The Brazilian government will soon vote to modify a law that allows miners and farmers onto Indigenous Lands in the interest of economic development.

Earlier this year we brought you the story of the Guarani Kaiowa, a people forced to live on road-sides and reservations and their urgent plea to the government to return their lands.

Tonight we meet a Brazilian artist who knows the issues facing these iwi better than most.

Ana Medina has lived among the indigenous Yanomami tribe who's turangawaewae is in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Now she's using her art to raise awareness of these ancient people's plight.

Renee Kahukura Iosefa has her story.