Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Start-up Blog Date

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This blog will start on September 16th, 2009, on the plane to Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. On September 22, 2009 there is going to be a large public demonstration in support of the Xukuru chief, Cacique (chief) Marcus Xukuru in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The demonstration is to protest the 10 year and 4 month sentence given to Cacique Marcus Xukuru, the subsequent conviction of 30 other indigenous leaders and activists by the 16th Federal Court jurisdiction in Caruaru (PE) in 2009.

I will be video recording the protest and will post it on YouTube, my webpage (http://www.und.edu/dept/anthro/Dr_Mikulak.html).

I'm looking forward to thinking out-loud, and learning from readers.

Marcia Mikulak
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58201

WDAZ TV Xukuru Research Synopsis