Accepted paper:

"The Perception of Guarani Youth about the preservation of environment"

Authors:

Maria Beldi de Alcantara (University of Sao Paulo)

Paper short abstract:

That paper aims to work with the guarani narratives from young and oldest indigenous about the concept of TEKOHA, that means in guarani, the place they live their life, "the place where we are what we are".

Paper long abstract:

That paper aims to work with the guarani narratives from young and oldest indigenous about the concept of TEKOHA, that means in guarani, the place they live their life, "the place where we are what we are". And how the young re-semanticizing of tekoha`s concept, now, TEKOHA are inside their bodies. The body is the place they living their lives and the only possibility they have to dwell their tekoha. The question is how they live their lives? Why does the body become the only place they can live? The indigenous people in Dourados` reservation are" in between", and to try to understand that place we must understand that is not a transitory place but is the reality of their lives, is a frontier, as wrote Latour, the place where hybrids are forged. To be in between is to be in constant negotiation in ontological terms. To try to understand those processes it will be used the conception of dwelling perspective from Ingold and anthropophagy from Viveiros de Castro.

panel P065
(Post-)colonial settling and native staying: indigeneity and land rights in the Americas [law net]