In cultural exchange~Indians visit schools~students the village

9/16/2012 08:03 -updated 9/16/2012 08:03

Indians develop projects in the village of Barão de Antonina, SP

They visit schools in the region to present the culture to students. The Exchange also includes student visits to the village.


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Know and preserve the culture of the Indians. This is the focus of a project developed by the Karugwa village which lies in Barão de Antonina(SP).

The actions are developed in partnership with the Earth Institute of Itapeva (SP). Besides going to the schools in the region, the Indians also get requests from students.

When students go to the village, they participate in the day-to-day activities of the Indians as shown in the report of the TV has. The team accompanied a group of students for Itararé (SP) that was making the visit. The students, aged between six and seven years, began the walk through a trail in the Woods.

The tour was monitored by a guide. The different class included drink water straight from the source. For Stefany Afonso, of six years, the trees and the landscape made a difference during the lesson. “It’s pretty cool. It’s beautiful, “he says.

Passeio por trecho de mata foi uma das atrações durante a visita dos estudantes à aldeia. (Foto: Giliardy Freitas / TV TEM)
Stroll through the stretch of forest was one of the attractions during the students ‘ visit to the village. (Photo: Aaron Freitas/TV HAS)

Already at the headquarters of the village, they had contact with the crafts produced by the Indians, one of the ways to keep alive the tradition of this people.

With the raw materials found in nature, are produced decoration pieces, necklaces, earrings, hair clips, and even stone hatchets and bamboos.

The students were delighted with the bow and arrow and, also, with the presentation of traditional dance.

For the teacher Luis Silva, direct contact is essential for learning. “The first concept that changes to them is that the Indian exists. Aren’t those figures we have on paper in the classroom to paint. Here students observe the reality and participate in the costumes of these residents. This is important to help preserve that culture, in addition to Indian reality show in Brazil “, he says.

The village Karugwa preserves the indigenous culture in the forms of crafts, dances and agricultural production. But it is also possible to realize modernization. The homes of 70 families living on the site are built of masonry and have running water and electricity.

Not to let die customs, a school was built at the place where the Tupi-Guarani language continues to be applied to new generations of ethnicity. Have a school in the village and have teachers trained to rescue and search the culture is an achievement, “says the cacique and professor James Ribeiro Alves.

The issue of native language was pointed to by a study of the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of geography and statistics). According to the research data, there are approximately 780 thousand indigenous people with five years or more, only 37% speak the native language. To the cacique, for this reason the cultural rescue is so important.

Visits to schools In addition to receiving students in the tribe, Indians from the village of Barão de Antonina also go to schools. Dresses the character, they speak of the lifestyle they lead. Students are curious. Even the way the used clothing is made by Indians they want to know. The Chief explains that are made of Cattail intertwined with twine.

To the teacher, the opportunity of Eliana Gehring contact is very important from the point of view. “In the books, many times, the culture is passed from a very primitive. With this contact, students know and they learn that the reality is different, “he says.

A dança é uma das culturas preservadas na aldeia Karugwa. (Foto: Giliardy Freitas / TV TEM)
The dance is one of the preserved cultures in the village Karugwa. (Photo: Aaron Freitas/TV HAS)

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