Global Studies

Being a Female Indigenous Leader

In Brazil

On the 19 April, the official day to celebrate the Indigenous people in Brazil, we at Aarhus University had the pleasure of speaking with Tumé HuniKuin and her daughter Samany HuniKuin. Tumé is an leader of the Kaxinawá Indigenous Territory, located in the Amazon forest.

She shared her experiences, both the challenges and achievements, in her still unpopular role as an indigenous female leader.  

Photo: Ana Paulla Braga Mattos

The event was part of the Brazil Week 2023. Thanks to the online and in-person attendees, including students and staff from IKK and IKS, as well as the Brazilian community in Denmark.

And special thanks to our student Amalie Berthelsen who served as a translator along with the Brazilian Studies staff.   

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