#TekohaisLife

In the language of the Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples, Tekohá is the term used to refer to their territory.

Tekohá goes beyond a mere description of a piece of land. The prefix teko- represents a series of norms and customs of the community, while the suffix -ha has a connotation of place. Tekohá is the physical place – including land, jungle, fields, watercourses, plants and remedies – where the way of life of the Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples develops. The land is an extension of themselves and their source of life. In their own words, “the land is them, and they are the land”.

‘Tekohá is Life’ is launched as an initiative to shed light on the struggles of the Guarani and Kaiowá to regain access to and control over their ancestral lands. In a world increasingly alienated and disconnected from nature, it is key to boost the understanding of non-dominant and more sustainable approaches to mother earth.

A series of advocacy and awareness-raising initiatives will be carried out under this initiative, in the hope to also bring people the world over closer to the realities of their fellow human beings, the Guarani and Kaiowá.

 

 

Press Release | 29-11-2017
Gender Land Grabbing #tekohaisLife Guarani

A day to pay tribute to Guarani and Kaiowá women

Decades of standing up for their human rights while facing discrimination deserves widespread recognition on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.

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Press Release | 19-09-2017
Indigenous Peoples Brazil #tekohaisLife

Talks on indigenous Tekohá on both sides of the Atlantic

Increasingly unprotected amidst a context of political turmoil and rising racism in Brazil, Guarani and Kaiowá leaders bring to the table the realities facing their communities, which account for 45.000 indigenous people.

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News | 19-09-2017
Indigenous Peoples Brazil #tekohaisLife

‘Tekohá Is Life’ is launched

In a world deeply disconnected from nature, ‘Tekohá is Life’ will shed light on the struggles of the Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples and aim to boost the understanding of non-dominant and more sustainable approaches to mother earth.

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