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HELP THE COMMUNITY IN ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL RITUALS IN THE XINGU INDIGENOUS TERRITORY.

FRIENDS OF AFUKURI VILLAGE

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ABOUT

The Afukuri village, of the Kuikuro People, is located in the Xingu’s Indigenous Territory (formerly known as the Xingu Indigenous Park). It is an average size village compared to other villages of the region. With a population of approximately 150 people, they live on forest resources and farm products. They also realize activities in ethnotourism and sale of handicrafts in the village itself and in the cities neighboring the territory.

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It is to support the community of the Afukuri village in realizing the traditional Kuarup ritual and in the purchase of a vehicle to assist in the activities of the village, work, logistics and help the population in cases of accidents and others that demand urgency.

THE CAMPAIGN

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REWARDS

Acknowledgments + digital image of the village

R$ 60,00

Acknowledgment + digital image + a bracelet with indigenous graphics.

(value of mail on behalf of the donor)

R$ 200,00

R$ 500,00

Acknowledgment + digital image + exclusive video + traditional buriti mat.

(value of mail on behalf of the donor)

R$ 3.000,00

Thanks + an invitation to participate in the sacred Kuarup ritual.

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This campaign will assist the entire community in the village to perform one of the most well-known traditional rituals in the Xingu Indigenous Territory: The Kuarup ritual.


This ritual is a ceremony to honor the late chief of the village, Arifutua Tali Kuikuro, who has passed away in 2019.


Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the ritual was not performed in the year 2020, which in Kuikuro culture can have consequences for his soul, his family and the whole community.


That is why it is extremely important to perform this ceremony.


However, also due to the pandemic, the community cannot carry out its ethnotourism activities and experiences in the village, which makes it impossible to generate income and, therefore, there are no resources in the community to realize this ritual.



WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE KUARUP RITUAL?

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Chief Arifutua, best known for his joy and concern for the well-being of the village, is one of the founders of this community along with his father and other members of his family.


The village was founded in 1996, due to the search for better living conditions for his family and for fear of persecution of sorcerers.


Arifutua, father of 2 sons and 3 daughters, left a great legacy in the village, which with his organization and direction has become one of the model villages of the Xingu, where families live in abundance, health and without conflicts.


His loss left a gap in the entire village, which the community is gradually trying to fill. In our belief, of the Kuikuro People, his soul is still among us, waiting for this ritual to take place, so that with prayers, songs and ceremonies he can make his passage safely and joyfully to the spirit world, to the chief’s heaven. Where great leaders of Indigenous Peoples live with their ancestors.

WHO WAS CHIEF

ARIFUTUA TALI KUIKURO?

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HOW WILL THE RESOURCES BE USED?

Half of the funds will be used to purchase consumables for the ritual, including raw materials for making body ornaments, fuel and food.

Another ammount will be destined to complement the village's resource for the purchase of a vehicle to assist in the activities of the community. Currently, the village car is damaged.

A small part (15%) will be used for campaign expenses and other administrative fees of the Ahukugi Indigenous Association.

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The Kuarup ritual brings together all the villages in the Alto Xingu’s region, the 9 ethnic groups that inhabit this territory. The host village takes on the logistical responsibility to serve and receive hundreds of people including fuel and food.


For the traditional food of all participants, the “owners” of the ritual need to realize big fisheries, they must spend a week or more in camps gathering many fishes for the ritual to be abundant. This search for food in the Kuluene River (a tributary of the Xingu River), is increasingly difficult, due to deforestation, livestock and the use of pesticides around the indigenous territory, which impacts on all flora and fauna, considerably decreasing the river's biodiversity. and forest. These environmental impacts directly affect the lives of those who depend on the forest for survival, making them have to go further and further after food, in this case, fish.

LET'S CONTRIBUTE AND HELP THE FOREST!

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This campaign transacts the funds collected in a transparent digital account, with operations registered in blockchain.

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Photos:

Pedro S. Werneck e @martinsproductions

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