Covid-19 and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples

Friday, Apr 17, 2020

For the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon, Covid-19 is a radical threat, one which strikes at their worldview and mirrors the violence of predatory invaders.

Aparecida Vilaça, Professor of Anthropology at Brazil’s Museu Nacional and a Brazil LAB Affiliate Scholar, reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Amazonia in an essay recently published in Portuguese by Serrote (Instituto Moreira Salles) and in English by Anthropology News. The essay was translated by Flora Thomson-DeVeaux (Brazil LAB Advisory Board Member), with the support of the LAB.