Biography of the Sao Francisco/ Opara & the Caves of Peruacu
Edgar and Tawana from the Kanayko and Kariri-Xoco peoples of Alagoas will convey the significance of the river Sao Francisco, the longest in Brazil, for Indigenous guardians in Northeastern Brazil. The focus of the talk will be the living river, and the three pillars of river stewardship: memory, culture and spirituality.
This event is part of the Guardians of the River online course, offered by Advaya and Guardians Worldwide.
Edgar Kanaykõ #
Edgar Kanaykõ belongs to the Xakriabá Indigenous people in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He holds a master’s degree in Anthropology from Federal University of Minas Gerais. He works in the area of ethno-photography: “a means of registering an aspect of culture — the life of a people.”
Tawana Cruz & Comunidad Ecologica Fulkaxo #
Tawana is the cultural and spiritual leader of the Kariri-Xoco Fulkaxo, a group of three tribes of the Fulnio trunk based on the banks of the river Opara in Northeastern Brazil.