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Indigenous Education in Brazil and Government Policies

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:15pm to 1:10pm

Uris Hall, 153 109 Tower Road

Rondon Adugoenau, Researcher Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) --- Bororo Leader

Rondon will guide the audience through the history of school education for indigenous peoples in Brazil, starting with the colonial period. He will discuss the policies created by the Portuguese Crown, which were aimed at "integrating" indigenous peoples into mainstream society through deculturalization, with the purpose of occupying their ancestral lands. I will depict the fight for the right to have a differentiated, multilingual, intercultural, and community-oriented school system, and I will describe the Principles of Indigenous School Education as defined by a collaborative effort that involved indigenous teachers and leaders from the entire country. He will address the status of school education for indigenous peoples both at a local and at a national level, and Rondon will talk about the challenges of creating a school education system that meets the specific needs of Brazil's indigenous peoples. He will conclude by questioning the role of interculturality in indigenous school education in Brazil.  

*Co-Sponsored with American Indian and Indigenous Studies & the Romance Studies Department

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Latino Studies Program, Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology, Latin American Studies Program (LASP), American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Department of Development Sociology (DSOC), Global Learning, Global Cornell, Education, Government, Language Resource Center, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Romance Studies


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Rondon Adugoenau

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Indigenous Consultant SEDUC-MT (State Department of Education Mato Grosso)

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Wheelchair Accessible, main entrance, Tower Road

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Free and Open to the Public

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