TAPAJÓS INDIGENOUS ART EXHIBITION
IN 2021, THE IV MUTAK - CONNECTED ANCESTRALITY WILL BE 100% ONLINE!
APRIL 23 AND 24
Held since 2016, the Tapajós Indigenous Art Exhibition, which in the Nheengatú indigenous language means, Mukameẽsawa Tapajowara Kitiwara (MUTAK). MUTAK takes place in Alter do Chão, in the Borari Indigenous Territory, in the Municipality of Santarém, Western Pará. Among songs, dances, cuisine and arts, Mutak makes it possible to meet and unite the 13 indigenous peoples of Baixo-Tapajós: Apiaka, Arara Vermelha, Arapiun, Borari, Munduruku Cara-Preta, Kumaruara, Munduruku, Maytapú, Jaraqui, Tapuia, Tapajó, Tupaiú e Tupinambá
These original peoples, who for centuries have lived in a scenario of violation of their fundamental rights, between seizures of their territories, denial of their identity, lack of public policies by the State and devastation of their lands. They are mobilized in this context to promote MUTAK and create a platform of actions and activities of ancestral artistic expression, in order to highlight their ancestry, contributing to the protection of memory and especially the valorization of the ancient knowledge and practices of the people from this Amazonian Earth.
Each people in the Baixo-Tapajós region brings their ethnic uniqueness, their joy and their strength. MUTAK proudly comes to promote the exchange of the 13 indigenous peoples of this region and wants to share with you our experiences.
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The Mutak organizing team is composed mainly of Borari indigenous women, who believe in the strength of the peoples of Baixo-Tapajós and non-indigenous collaborators to prevail respect for diversity and cooperation between nations.
We also believe in the cultural and ecological coexistence of humanity, starting from art as a common point for dialogue, awareness and celebration of life!
Nice meeting you, we are MUTAK!
We are the organizing team of MUTAK, a platform that gives visibility to the 13 ethnic groups of Baixo-Tapajós through Art, held every two years.