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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
programme last update: 23 August 2019
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.106

A new feature of the Venezuela-Brazil migration is the presence of indigenous migrants

Speakers

  • Dr. Elaine MOREIRA

Primary authors

Description

Another issue deserving highlight are the approaching attempts of the Warao with other indigenous peoples in Roraima. In this approximation process initial mistrust gave way to solidarity, through the acknowledgement of the common indigenous condition in front of national racism facing indigenous peoples in general. Despite mediations by international organizations, until now these peoples circulate in Brazil without a differentiated protection of their indigenous condition. On the other hand, the experience of shelters, new in Warao mobility, became a mandatory space in Brazil. In response to this confinement they carry on with their mobility, to other States: Roraima, Amazonas and Pará. Meanwhile, reduced to numbers by the majority of State or international agencies’ reports, their mobility and relations with their territory stay invisible. To the Warao their territory passes through plants, foods and fibers, and their obligations to relatives who stayed in their traditional territories. The importance of coming and going points out to a strong relationship with ways of life and solidarity in their territories, but stays invisible to humanitarian harboring policies.