Tag: Kayapo

A wildcat doesn’t change its spots: Gold mining on Indigenous lands in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 21st, 2021


A shootout on May 10 between Yanomami Indigenous people and heavily armed illegal miners in Roraima state, Brazil, left three miners and two Yanomami children dead. Since then,…


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"The Camera is our Weapon": Kayapó video warriors featured in new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Glenn H. Shepard , July 28th, 2020


The Kayapó (Megengôkrê) people of Brazil are living proof of the resistance and adaptability of Indigenous cultures. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York …


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Voluntary Isolation in the Age of Coronavirus

Glenn H. Shepard , April 8th, 2020


As governments around the world decide on public health measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, indigenous peoples across the Amazon, from the Madre de Dios region in…


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Amazon under Fire: A letter of protest by Brazilian scientists published by the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , November 8th, 2019


As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stood before the United Nations in September of 2019 downplaying media reports of increasing forest fires under his administration and denouncing world-renowned i…


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A Welcome of Tears, and Farewell to Chief Mro’ô

Glenn H. Shepard , May 30th, 2015


When you cry for someone you’ve lost, you cry for everything you’ve ever lost.Although it is perhaps the most universal human emotion, grief weighs uniquely upon each of…


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A Welcome of Tears, and Farewell to Chief Mro’ô

Glenn H. Shepard , May 30th, 2015


When you cry for someone you’ve lost, you cry for everything you’ve ever lost.Although it is perhaps the most universal human emotion, grief weighs uniquely upon each of…


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A Welcome of Tears, and Farewell to Chief Mro’ô

Glenn H. Shepard , May 30th, 2015


When you cry for someone you’ve lost, you cry for everything you’ve ever lost.Although it is perhaps the most universal human emotion, grief weighs uniquely upon each of…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

A Welcome of Tears, and Farewell to Chief Mro’ô

Glenn H. Shepard , May 30th, 2015


When you cry for someone you’ve lost, you cry for everything you’ve ever lost.Although it is perhaps the most universal human emotion, grief weighs uniquely upon each of…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media: InDigital Conference at Vanderbilt University

Glenn H. Shepard , January 21st, 2015


Update Nov. 2016: Call for papers now open for InDigital Latin America II at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 16-18, 2017 A cartoon by Gary Larson from 1984…


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Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media: InDigital Conference at Vanderbilt University

Glenn H. Shepard , January 21st, 2015


Update Nov. 2016: Call for papers now open for InDigital Latin America II at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 16-18, 2017 A cartoon by Gary Larson from 1984…


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Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media: InDigital Conference at Vanderbilt University

Glenn H. Shepard , January 21st, 2015


Update Nov. 2016: Call for papers now open for InDigital Latin America II at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 16-18, 2017 A cartoon by Gary Larson from 1984…


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Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media: InDigital Conference at Vanderbilt University

Glenn H. Shepard , January 21st, 2015


Update Nov. 2016: Call for papers now open for InDigital Latin America II at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 16-18, 2017 A cartoon by Gary Larson from 1984…


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Infinite Grace: An interview with Caetano W. Galindo on his translation of "Infinite Jest" into Brazilian Portuguese

Glenn H. Shepard , November 28th, 2014


David Foster Wallace lives! How else could one explain the long-distance friendship that grew up between myself and a person I have not yet met in person, and would…


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Infinite Grace: An interview with Caetano W. Galindo on his translation of "Infinite Jest" into Brazilian Portuguese

Glenn H. Shepard , November 28th, 2014


David Foster Wallace lives! How else could one explain the long-distance friendship that grew up between myself and a person I have not yet met in person, and would…


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Infinite Grace: An interview with Caetano W. Galindo on his translation of "Infinite Jest" into Brazilian Portuguese

Glenn H. Shepard , November 28th, 2014


David Foster Wallace lives! How else could one explain the long-distance friendship that grew up between myself and a person I have not yet met in person, and would…


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Infinite Grace: An interview with Caetano W. Galindo on his translation of "Infinite Jest" into Brazilian Portuguese

Glenn H. Shepard , November 28th, 2014


David Foster Wallace lives! How else could one explain the long-distance friendship that grew up between myself and a person I have not yet met in person, and would…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

A letter of protest: In defense of the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional populations in Amazonia

Glenn H. Shepard , August 8th, 2013


We, the researchers, professors and technicians in Anthropology and Linguistics at the National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Goeldi Museum/Brazilian Ministry of Science and Tech…


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A letter of protest: In defense of the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional populations in Amazonia

Glenn H. Shepard , August 8th, 2013


We, the researchers, professors and technicians in Anthropology and Linguistics at the National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Goeldi Museum/Brazilian Ministry of Science and Tech…


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"Why Do They Want to Destroy Us?": Letter from the Munduruku

Glenn H. Shepard , June 20th, 2013


In the past we, the Munduruku, were feared for our fame in the art of group warfare and we had strategies for attacking our enemies. We did not…


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Kaya-Pop: The brave new world of indigenous music in Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 14th, 2013


The lead singer crooning catchy pop lyrics, the gyrating chorus-line of girls in mini-skirts, the ecstatic crowd of teenagers swaying and snapping photos with their cell phones, the…


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