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When is Indigenous Day? The Brazilian Indigenous Day is celebrated annually on April 19.This important date serves to remind and reinforce the identity of the Brazilian and American Indian people in the current history and culture. Before the arrival of the first Europeans on American soil, all the countries that form this continent were largely populated by important indigenous nations. Unfortunately,...
What is Xingu? Xingu has many connotations. There exists a Xingu Indigenous Park, which is legal Indigenous land (established in 1961) and Xingu peoples live there (for centuries). The park is in the north east of the state of Mato Grosso, in the south of the Amazon biome. We wrote about biomes too, read here. The park's official purposes are to protect...
What is Pirarucu? The sustainable handling of Pirarucu or Arapaima, a native Brazilian fish that weighs up to 200 kilos and is more than 2 meters long is developing increasingly. It is taking place in 7 extractive reserves supervised by the respected Chico Mendes Institute, and the Brazilian federal government in the northern states of Amazonas and Acre. The activity benefits...
Who are the Yawanawá? Yawanawá is an indigenous tribal group from the Amazon. The Yawanawá people in Brazil are located in the state of Acre, in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon Forest. There are over 1000 Yawanawá, living in 7 tribal villages. The name Yawanawá translates as ‘The People of the Wild Boar’. In Brazil, the largest country in South...
TheFOB dreams of a country where all people feel that they belong Belonging is one of the pillars for a healthy society! In our modern-capitalist society, unfortunately not everyone "belongs" as there are problems of isolation such as homelessness, prison, asylums and various degrees of populations being marginalized. Is utopia a scenario where everyone feels like they belong, when everyone...