Discursive Fragments on the Life Project of Young Indigenous Kayabi/Kawaiweté – Mato Grosso/Brasil (71887)

Session Information: Culture & Diversity in Education
Session Chair: Joyce Mary Adam

Thursday, 21 September 2023 14:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Gracia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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The general objective of this article is to present a study on the life projects, the realities and the expectations of young indigenous high school students of the ethnic group Kawaiweté/Kayabi communities from Tatuí, Juara/Mato Grosso/Brazil. In order to answer the research questions, a qualitative approach was opted, alongside with bibliographic and ethnographic viewpoint in educational sciences. An interview was conducted with 8 young high school students from the communities of Juporijup State School. Such students took aim in leaving a legacy for the indigenous and non-indigenous societies based on experiences in the present and from the learning inherited from their ancestors.
This research is justified by the need to give an active voice to indigenous youth who currently have the challenge of fighting for the preservation of their cultures and traditions in a scenario where indigenous lands are being suffocated by exploitation of natural resources, posing a great environmental impact specially for indigenous communities.
Therefore, the data analysis categories were: a) indigenous representation of indigenous youth; b) how young indigenous people understand the concepts of time: past, present and future; c) and to investigate how young indigenous people understand the theme “life project”.
The present work concludes that the conceptions of time and bonds with the community are important elements in the life project of the young indigenous people who participated in this research. The conception of past, present and future is strongly related to the culture of the group to which they belong.

Joyce Adam, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Aline Fernanda Ventura Sávio Leite, São Paulo State University, Brazil

About the Presenter(s)
Professor at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Researching mainly into the subject of organizational climate and school violence, education, work and youth, participation, citizenship and social and professional inclusion of young people.

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