Indigenous territories receive explanatory folders about Covid-19 in native language

With the advancement of the Covid-19 pandemic to municipalities in the Brazilian Amazon close to indigenous territories, and in addition to the risks caused by illegal invaders, such as miners and loggers, communities increasingly need  information to try to prevent and detect ways to avoid contamination of the new coronavirus. In addition to social isolation, understanding the disease is a form of support to the indigenous people.

The Indigenous Council of Roraima (CIR) created, with this objective, a series of informative folders in six native languages: Wapichana, Macuxi, Taurepang, Ingarikó, Wai-wai e Y’ekuana. Almost six thousand folders have been delivered to communities in ten Roraima regions: Serra da Lua, Amajari, Serras, Raposa, Tabaio, Auto Cuamé, Baixo Cotingo, Murupú, Surumu, and Wai-wai.

The initiative is a partnership with the Bem-Viver project, Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Insikiran Institute, and the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (Coiab). 

The Bem-Viver project, that has the support of USAID/Brazil, IEB, and ONG Nature and Culture International (NCI), has a goal to promote the governance and sustainable management of the indigenous territorials in Roraima, in addition to promoting income generation through the sustainable development of the production chain, conserving its territory.

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