Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3.30 – 5.00 p.m.
WoonWerkPand Tetterode Bilderdijkstraat 165-B
1053 KP Amsterdam (tram 3, 17 and 7)

Dear colleague

We cordially invite you to meet three Brazilian artists / guest speakers who are in the Netherlands for a few days to talk about intellectual property, land rights and climate change and speak about Artivism: Indigenous Resistance in contemporary art.
In WoonWerkPand Tetterode the three guest speakers will give a short presentation, after which there is the possibility for a talk with a cup of tea and coffee.

Guests speakers
Daiara Tukano, human rights expert, artist and spiritual practitioner
Lucia Fernanda Inácio (Fernanda Kaingáng), intellectual property lawyer and art teacher Jaider Da Silva Esbell, contemporary artist, writer and educator

English spoken. Please let us know if you want to visit this meeting via: More information about the guest speakers, see attached file.

Caro Bensca and Letty Fajardo Vera
Monica Aerden (coordination M4gastatelier)

DAIARA TUKANO, of the Tukano indigenous nation of the Upper Rio Negro, is an indigenous activist and artist. Masters Degree in human rights at the University of Brasilia, researcher on the right to memory and truth of indigenous peoples; independent communicator and coordinator of Radio Yandê, the first indigenous web-radio in Brazil –
She is one of the first women of her people to be initiated into the traditional spirituality of the Tukano nation, studying the sacred medicines with her father in ceremony.
Daiara believes that activism is an exercise in consciousness for integration with nature, so that we can work together to cultivate a more just and respectful society towards diversity, honoring the dignity of all living beings. There are several ways to connect with this consciousness, everything is spirituality: art, political and social relations, as well as our search for a deeper understanding of the universe.
JAIDER DA SILVA ESBELL is an indigenous artist Makuxi, a transboundary people who live around Monte Roraima between Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana. In 2009 he received the Bolsa Funarte of literary creation with the book of neo tales “Terreiro de Makunaima – Myths, legends and stories in life”. In 2013-2014 he taught Amazonian culture in the United States.
In 2016 he is the winner of the PIPA Online prize for contemporary art. The artist has several books published in art magazines, such as Select and scientific as the Iluminuras of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
Lucia Fernanda Inácio Belfort Sales, known in the Brazilian indigenous movement as FERNANDA KAINGÁNG, belongs to the Kaingáng Indigenous Peoples of Southern Brazil, served as advisor to the Presidency of the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) in 2003 and is a Founding Member of the Brazilian Indigenous Institute for Property (INBRAPI) and the Kaingáng Institute (INKA), mainly working on the dissemination of human rights for Indigenous Peoples to the Peoples and Indigenous Organizations of the five regions of Brazil and to different United Nations agencies.
Fernanda Kaingáng was the first Indigenous Advocate in the South of Brazil, studied Law at the Regional University of the Northwest of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Law, Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge at the University of Brasília (UnB). Masters in Law in Brazil. Since 2004, Fernanda has participated in the meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and has been one of the indigenous negotiators within the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). in Geneva, Switzerland, within the framework of the United Nations. (UN). Fernanda Kaingáng is a PhD student at the Faculty of Archeology at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). She is an Kaingáng art educator at the Kanhgág Jãre Culture Point in the Serrinha Indigenous Land, in the south of Brazil, a professor of Indigenous Peoples Rights and has taught classes at different Higher Education Institutions since 2011.