La realidad que nos cuentan estas lideresas de distintas partes de América Latina repiten la misma historia de saqueo, crímenes e impunidad de las corporaciones transnacionales y de la complicidad de los Estados y los representantes gubernamentales.
Emerson Munduruku is a young artist, scientist, and educator from the Munduruku people of the Amazon. Through his drag persona, Uyra Sodoma, Emerson blurs the lines between human, animal, and plant. Whether out in the streets of the Amazonian city of Manaus, or in the sterilized space of the art gallery, Emerson disrupts colonial narratives of wilderness, gender, and environmental destruction as he mesmerizes audiences. Emerson spoke with Cultural Survival about his decolonial, queer performances, and about his hopes for both the art world and western science.
Luiz Henrique Eloy Amado is an Indigenous attorney from the Terena Peoples’ village of Ipegue, Brazil. Eloy Terena, as he is commonly known, has first-hand knowledge on the situation of Indigenous Peoples in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and an extensive experience on defending criminalized Indigenous grass-root leaders and representing Indigenous communities in land rights cases before Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court.