A visual retrospective of the struggle of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil for their collective rights | 1980-2016
Indigenous peoples have entered the agenda of contemporary Brazil almost 30 years ago, when their rights were inscribed in the Brazilian Constitution. In this exhibition, we gathered images of remarkable moments of this history and the challenges that the indigenous peoples still face to have their rights respected.
Ailton Krenak protests in the Plenary of the National Congress against the suppression of the chapter of the indigenous rights in the Constituent Assembly. The gesture had great repercussion and moved the public opinion.
Helicopter pilot from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) transfers a Yanomami victim from the Homoxi maloca to the Surucucus medical post, following the invasion of gold prospectors on the Yanomami Indigenous Land in Roraima. An estimated 10-15% of the Yanomami population in Brazil was killed during the mining invasion between 1985 and 1993.
Sokrit of the Panará people, 22 years after the first photo in 1973. Known then as the Krenakarore, their territory was bisected by the BR-163 highway lining Cuiabá (MT) with Santarém (PA). Transferred by Funai to the Xingu Indigenous Park, they returned to partially recover their traditional territory in 1996.
This is a digital and updated version of the exhibition Indigenous Peoples in Brazil 1980/2013 – A visual retrospective of the struggle of indigenous peoples in Brazil for their collective rights , organized by ISA and the Indigenous Peoples Program of Embassy of Norway. The exhibition ran between 2013 and 2015, passing through São Paulo (SP), Brasilia (DF), Manaus (AM) and Belém (PA).
Curator digital version: Beto Ricardo/ISA
Coordination on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Programme of the Royal Norwegian Embassy: Kristian Bengtson
Image research and production: Claudio Tavares, Gabriella Contoli and Tatiane Klein
Texts: Beto Ricardo, Tatiane Klein and Gabriella Contoli
Translation: David Rodgers and Gabriella Contoli
Image processing: Ricardo Tilkian/ Pontoemeio
Acknowledgments: • André D’Elia • Beto Ricardo/ISA • Carlo Zacquini • Charles Vincent / ISA • Claudia Andujar • Fábio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Abr • Isaac Amorim/ Agência MJ • JBatista/ Agência Câmara • Marcos Wesley/ ISA • Maria Inês Zanchetta/ ISA• Mário Vilela/ FUNAI • Mídia Ninja • Sebastião Salgado/ Amazonas images • Vincent Carelli/ Vídeo nas Aldeias
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