Discursive Fragments of Kayabi / Kawaiweté / Brazil Indigenous Youngsters About Life Project


The general objective of this paper is to present a study on the life projects, realities and expectations of young indigenous high school students from the Kayabi / Kawaiweté of the tribe Tatuí, in the city of Juara / Mato Grosso /Brazil. We used qualitative, bibliographical and ethnographic approach in education research to answer the questions. We interviewed eight youngsters from the tribe, high school students at the Juporijup State School. These youngsters aim to leave a legacy for indigenous and non-indigenous societies from experiences carried out in the present and from the learning inherited by their ancestors. This research is justified by the need to disseminate the ideas of indigenous youngsters who currently are fighting for the preservation of their cultures in a scenario in which indigenous lands are being flooded by agribusiness, and the construction of hydroelectric plants, among others, which have a great impact on the environment and on indigenous societies. The data are based on an investigation into the self-representations of young Kayabi / Kawaiweté and their relationship with their life project. We concluded that the conceptions of time and bonds with the community are important elements in the life project of these young indigenous people participating in the research. The conception of past, present and future is strongly related to the culture of the group to which they belong.

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Aline Fernanda Ventura Sávio Leite, Universidade Estadual Paulista–UNESP, Brasil
Joyce Mary Adam, Universidade Estadual Paulista–UNESP, Brasil

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Conference: BCE2023
Stream: Challenging & Preserving: Culture

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To cite this article:
Leite A., & Adam J. (2023) Discursive Fragments of Kayabi / Kawaiweté / Brazil Indigenous Youngsters About Life Project ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2023.9
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2023.9

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