Reportage photographer Kim Badawi recently spent time with the residents of Aldeia Maracana, a community of indigenous Brazilians who made their home on the grounds of Rio de Janeiro’s defunct Museum of the Indian. Last year, local authorities threatened to evict the community and demolish the museum grounds to expand the neighboring Maracana Stadium, the country’s largest and the site of events for the coming World Cup and Olympics. After months of discussion between the Indians, activists and the local government, police evicted the residents on Friday after a tense standoff with demonstrators that resulted in arrests and the use of pepper spray.
See more photos from Kim’s time with the members of Aldeia Maracana on the Reportage Web site:
Photos by Kim Badawi/Reportage by Getty Images