Tradition registry and conservation

During the course of continuing education of indigenous teachers developed by the PBA-CI, literature and orthography were developed, illustrated by the Indians, with the aim of perpetuating legends and myths transmitted from generation to generation. 


The materials, developed with the Ministries of Justice (Funai) and Education and the secretariats of Education of Altamira, Vitória do Xingu and Senador José Porfírio, were approved by the Management Commission of the Ethno-Education Territory of the Middle Xingu, a decision body composed of governmental institutions and nongovernmental and indigenous communities supported by Norte Energia since 2013. 


The traditional practices and knowledge are recorded by the Videotapes, as the indigenous participants of the training workshops in filming and editing are responsible for the production of documentaries on Araras, Araweté, Kararaô and indigenous elders living in Altamira; on the construction of the ceremonial house Tavyva, of the Asurini people, and on the relation of the Juruna and the Arara of the Volta Grande with the Xingu, on exchanges between peoples of the same linguistic trunk, among others.  


The action integrates the project of "transmission of knowledge and actions" so that indigenous people take on the role of protection, strengthening and reproduction of the material and immaterial heritage of the peoples of the Middle Xingu. In the future, this material should be incorporated into the collection of the future Museum of the Peoples of the Middle Xingu.