Vulnerability of Brazil's Indigenous Peoples in the face of the Destruction of the Amazon and of Brazil ("Vulnerabilidade dos povos indígenas do Brasil diante da destruicao da Amazonia e restante do Brasil")

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm EST
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Stacey Pawluk
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807 766 7219
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Event Date: December 1, 2021

Event Location: Online

Bio: Dr. Eliane Portiguara


Dr. Eliane Potiguara received the title of "Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit" from the Brazilian government in 2014. She was nominated in 2005 for the International Project "A Thousand Women for the Nobel Peace Prize," she is a writer, poet and teacher. She graduated from the Federal University of Ouro Preto in Portuguese Literature and Education, specializing in Environmental Education. She is from the Potiguara ethnic group, a Brazilian, founder of the 1st organization of Indigenous Women in Brazil: "GRUMIN / Indigenous Women's Education Group (1988)". Eliane is Ambassador for Peace for the Circle of Ambassadors of France and Switzerland. She was part of the workgroup that re-wrote the Universal Declaration of Indigenous Rights at the UN in Geneva. Her flagship book is "HALF FACE, HALF MASK" ("METADE CARA, METADE MÁSCARA")," published by Global Editora, 2004 and in 2019 by GRUMIN EDITIONS. She won a Prize from the England PEN CLUB and the Fund for Free Expression, USA. She has several children's books and writings on thoughts and poetry in national and international anthologies. To access her books and life history, visit the author's official website:     


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