The Multiethnic Village is an area in the Chapada dos Veadeiros dedicated to the strengthening of cultures and political awareness of the indigenous people and remaining quilombola communities, which praises the preservation, promotion and access to material and immaterial Brazilian patrimony.
The Multiethnic Village is located in the heart of the Chapada dos Veadeiros, in a Cerrado field area, with important landscapes composed of Brazil's second largest biome, such as Cerrado rock formations, trails, gallery forests, clean fields and dirty fields. This rich ecosystem houses the Couros River and the Almécegas I and II waterfalls. Come experience the Multiethnic Village!
Participar de uma vivência na Aldeia Multiétnica muda sua percepção sobre a cultura indígena e sobre sua própria cultura. Veja alguns depoimentos de pessoas que estiveram conosco nas vivências realizadas:
The village resonated a lot with me. It took me a while to come back to reality and to face São Paulo! I had previously lived beautiful things in other indigenous villages, and this encounter with all this "mix" of indigenous groups only reaffirmed my desire to stay with them and defend and support their movement.
It was my third time at Chapada and second time being a part of the Multiethnic Village. I've never felt so much fluidity and unity in one place. We were really one, even the dust was already a part of us. You experience one deconstruction after another, and all your judgments are torn down.
I cannot think of a happier moment than those days that I've been with all these special people, and I think that sums up my experience pretty well. Being happy and thankful for the river, for the water, for a slice of watermelon, for body paint, for playing with children, for hearing stories around the bonfire, for dancing, for smelling the different scents, for tattooing dust on the body, for a luscious hug of achiote (urucum), anachiote (urucum) kiss, a guitar, a friend, to sing.