Indigenous People and the Sustainable Development Goals in Brazil: A Study of the Kaingang People

Neil Renwick, Darren Reid, Jorge Alejandro Santos , Leonel Piovezana

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Abstract

Indigenous Peoples continue to face substantial challenges. This article focuses on the Kaingang People in southern Brazil, and is contextualized with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by all the United Nations member states in 2015. The authors adopted an Indigenist research methodology to obtain oral evidence, and provided an education-focused case-study. The research findings reveal that, despite Brazilian Constitutional recognition and SDG provisions, in practice the Indigenous People in Brazil are experiencing renewed threats to their indigeneity. The SDGs need to be implemented more robustly at local level to overcome these emancipatory barriers. The article reveals the key role of empowerment that can be played by carefully articulated indigenous education programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Developing Societies
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2020

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