The Museum of Indigenous Cultures (MCI), in the capital of São Paulo, will promote a series of free activities this September to address issues related to rights, territories and education. The special activities begin this Tuesday (5), International Indigenous Women’s Day, from 4pm, in an event with indigenous female leaders.
The activity will be attended by Ivanildes Kerexu, Guarani Mbya leader from the Rio Branco village, and Jandira Para Mirim, chief of the Guarani Mbya group, Jaraguá village, in São Paulo. They will talk about their experiences and tell stories of personalities who combat female invisibility, such as Kerexu Mirim (Aurora), political-religious leader and counselor Guarani Mbya from the Boa Esperança village, in Aracruz (ES).
Also on Tuesday, there will be a screening of the short documentary Guaranis do Espírito Santo, by Andre Tonacci. The 1979 film shows the struggle to preserve the land and maintain the way of life of the Guarani Mbya, in the Nova Guarani village, in Espírito Santo, amid conflicts over land in the 1970s.
On the September 7th holiday, teachers from primary and secondary schools are invited to participate in activities and workshops in the training cycle on indigenous themes. Terms and references common to original peoples will be presented. Led by indigenous people from the museum’s educational program, the activities take place in two shifts: at 10am and 3pm.
The month’s program also includes debates, exhibitions, guided tours and documentary screenings. The complete schedule is available here. On the agenda, the struggles for rights and cultural diversity of original peoples. To participate in the free activities, interested parties must collect tickets on the museum’s website.
Editing: Geisa Marques