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Brazilian Culture Series


Tue 17 Oct 2017, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Embassy of Brazil, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: culturaltqf

Karaja and Kaingang: Two Brazilian Indigenous Peoples.

This session will bring reports from two Brazilian indigenous peoples – the Karaja, from central Brazil, and the Kaingang from the south lands.

Part 1:
The Karaja of Central Brazil - Art and culture.
This talk will present some aspects of the art and material cultural production of the Karaja people, inhabitants of the Bananal island, in the central Brazilian inland. The Hetohoky is the initiation ritual where some of the most beautiful Karaja art and cultural production is proudly displayed.

Lecturer: Dr. Chang Whan (Museum of Indigenous People – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)

Part 2:
The Kaingang language and culture nest project: a proposal of intercultural dialogue between the Kaingang of Brazil and the Maori of New Zealand".

This talk briefly reports on the situation of the Kaingang language in the Nonoai Indigenous Land (RS). A language nest proposal to be developed in this Indigenous land is then described. The proposal will be carried out in partnership with academic institutions in New Zealand, including Māori organizations that have been developing successful language nest programmes for several decades in New Zealand.

Lecturer: Dr. Marcia Nascimento (UFRJ/CNPq)
Sponsored by: Embassy of Brazil and Massey University.

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