Green Party São Paulo (Partido Verde), Program, 1987
Alves was one of the founding members of São Paulo’s Green Party (Partido Verde) in 1987 and representative to the USA and Mexico.
In the Green Party’s program from 1988 was, for the first time in Brazilian history, the indigenous issue introduced (point 2.2), following Alves' initiative.
English translation of point 2.2.: Defense and Depollution of the Environment, Survival of the Indians … Demarcation of indigenous lands and all guarantees for the survival of these people within their own values and refuge from predatory “civilization”.
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