Existence As Resistance: An Indigenous Vision From Brazil

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Daiara Tukano

Existence As Resistance: An Indigenous Vision From Brazil

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 19:00

What is the indigenous situation in Brazil today? Brazil is a country with a great diversity of peoples and cultures, guardians of ancestral knowledge, who today wish to share some of their wisdom and visions of the world. In dialogue with Extinction Rebellion activists, tonight's speaker will survey the current indigenous panorama to build alliances to shift the actual dominant paradigm, and to encourage the creation of strategies that can contribute to the protection of mother nature, cultural diversity and human rights across this vast region.

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Chris Knight

Did Matriarchy Ever Exist?
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 18:30
In view of the Coronavirus pandemic, all our evening talks this term will be ZOOM webinars. Places are limited, so please register for each talk separately one day in advance using EventBrite. To book your ticket, go to Eventbrite and search for 'Radical Anthropology Talks.'

Almost every indigenous society has a myth which tells of a time when women ruled the world. Professor Chris Knight will analyze a range of indigenous myths from Amazonia, Africa and Australia which describe the moment when men violently overthrew women's rule and established patriarchy through terror. He will then survey ethnographic, archaeological and genetic evidence bearing on gender relations over the course of human evolution and history.