A Conversation with Indigenous Leader Arassari Pataxó: Expansion, Exploration, and Resistance

Event information
Venue:GC 150

Please join the Global Indigenous Forum in welcoming Arassari Pataxó to the FIU campus tomorrow morning (Thursday, April 20). He'll be giving a talk on Pindorama, the Brazil from the 1500's and on expansion, exploration, and resistance of the Pataxó peoples.

It will start at 10:30am.

Location: FIU MMC, Graham Center 150 Virtual streaming: FIU SIPA Facebook page.

To RSVP: https:/lnkd.ineGMtX2wq

Image Arassari Pataxó is a leader, teacher and spokesperson of the Pataxó People from the Barra Velha Territory in the state of Bahia, Brazil. He defines himself as “a warrior who fights for respect and for the rights of Indigenous peoples in Brazil.” He coordinates the pedagogical project “Indigenous Day is Every Day” and through his vision and leadership, Arassari strives to open the world’s eyes to the importance of keeping Indigenous peoples on their land, showing how they respect and live with it. The Pataxós are the ninth most populous indigenous people in Brazil, with more than 23,000 individuals divided into many villages located in three different states. He has a degree in Law from the Estácio de Sá University in Rio de Janeiro.


Simone Athayde, Associate Professor, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies

Mitzi Uehara Carter, Director, Global Indigenous Forum


Global Indigenous Forum

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies (PROBRAS)

Dorothea Green Lecture Series

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs