Transmitting Knowledge and Actions

Throughout the continuous training course for indigenous teachers developed by the PBA-CI, Literacy and Orality booklets were developed, illustrated by the indigenous people, for the purpose of perpetuating legends and myths passed down from generation to generation. 

The materials, developed with the Ministries of Justice (Funai) and Education and the Departments of Education in Altamira, Vitória do Xingu and Senador José Porfírio, were approved by the Ethnoeducational Territory Management Commission of the Middle Xingu, a decision-making body comprised of government and non-governmental institutions and indigenous communities supported by Norte Energia since 2013. 

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

The action is part of the "Transmitting Knowledge and Actions" project that drives the indigenous people to take a leading role in the 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 People of the Middle Xingu Museum.