Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

“Talk little”; “Don’t ask questions”; “Don’t talk at all.” This was the kind of recommendation I heard from my anthropologist friends before going on my first visit to the Guarani village Yynn Morothi Wherá, a name that may be translated as “Glow of the Crystalline Waters.” The name is a reference to the view of the sea from the village and the glimmer of the moon and the sun on its waters. This Indigenous Reservation is located at the southern coast of Brazil, near the capital of Santa Catarina state, Florianópolis. It is a part of the traditional Guarani territory and was reoccupied by an extended Indigenous family in the 1980s, but was only recognized by the Federal Government in 2003… continue reading.

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