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Indigenous Struggles to Preserve Their Land in Brazil

When: Monday, March 7, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


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Simultaneous translation between Portuguese and English will be available.

Please join us for a virtual roundtable featuring indigenous leaders and scholars of Brazilian history and culture. Invited speakers will discuss the multiple forms of violence facing indigenous communities as they struggle to preserve their land in the Amazon. From overlapping legacies of dispossession and displacement to a hostile political climate, this roundtable will focus on the challenges facing indigenous people in Brazil and showcase their methods of resistance.


Handech Wakanã Mura, leader of the Mura people

Jones Dari Goettert, Professor, University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Eliel Benites, University of Mato Grosso do Sul, member of the Kaiowá group

Kathryn Sanchez, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison

organized by: Katarzyna Olga Beilin (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Natasha Borges Sugiyama (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee), Mark Hauser (Northwestern University)

University sponsors:

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program (Northwestern University)

Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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