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Room 08 of the Social Sciences Building - Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315

Symbolic Act of the Pyri People (Tenharin)
In the Marmelos Indigenous Land, in the south of Amazonas, the Tiverin inhabit a territory historically occupied by their Kagwahiva elders and also by their isolated relatives. During the 1970s, this territory was crossed by the Trans-Amazonian Highway and the resulting growth of illegal resource exploration activities, which involved compulsory labor on the part of its inhabitants. The Tenterin resisted until the demarcation of their lands in 1988, and they still resist the impacts of having one of the largest highways in the country in the midst of their villages. Jiré is a symbol of the strength of the Tenterin culture. Important leadership (in memorian), he represents the generation of elders who saw and felt the moment of contact, and brings together the ancestral wisdom and the recent transformations that this new political configuration assumes. In his honor and that of all the elders and elders, the Tenterin are building a memorial in the Marmelos village, which seeks not only to look to the past, but also to be a point of reference for the future, through educational actions for young people, generation of income and regional appreciation of Kagwahiva culture. A delegation is in São Paulo for training in Museology at the USP Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, and will present the trajectory of the Jiré Memorial and the results of the exchanges that took place throughout the week, together with anthropologist Karen Shiratori (Eco-Amazônia, U . Coimbra), museologist Viviane Wermelinger (MAE-USP) and archaeologist Laura Furquim (MAE-USP), project partners.