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“Indigenous Struggles to Preserve Their Land in Brazil” A Virtual Roundtable with Indigenous Leaders & Scholars of Brazilian History & Culture

March 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Simultaneous translation between Portuguese and English will be available.

Please join us (on Zoom) Monday March 7 at 4:00 pm CST for a virtual roundtable featuring indigenous leaders and scholars of Brazilian history and culture. The 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)