Despite tremendous colonial violence from the state and settler society, Indigenous leaders in contemporary Brazil stand up to perform the authority inherited from their peoples, write João Urt and Tchella Maso. It is time to recognise their diplomatic roles as sovereign mediators between their cosmologies and the Westernised world
Associate Professor of International Relations at Universidade Federal de Roraima, PhD candidate in Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of the Basque Country
Tchella is a feminist and is interested in women's movements in Latin America. Her recent publications include a collaboration with Linda Terena and Valdelice Veron, 'Decolonial portraits: news from the frontline, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil' (IFJP, 2022), and a book chapter with Lara Sélis, "Feminismos Outros na América Latina: perspectivas indígenas e comunitárias' (Fino Traço, 2023).
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