Glicéria Tupinambá

Tupinamba Gliceria

Glicéria Tupinambá is an artist, activist and Indigenous leader from the Tupinambá community of Serra do Padeiro, located in the Indigenous Territory of Olivença, Northeastern Brazil. She participates intensely in the political and religious life of the Tupinambá, involved, above all, in issues related to education, the productive organization of the community, and women’s rights. She was a teacher at Indigenous School of Serra do Padeiro and is currently studying Indigenous Intercultural Education at IFBA. For her role in the struggle for land, in 2010, she was imprisoned, along with her baby. In 2019, she spoke at the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, denouncing the violations of rights against Indigenous people by the Brazilian state. She directed, together with Cristiane Julião, the awarded documentary Voz das Mulheres Indígenas (2015), and since then has participated in several group exhibitions, such as Os Primeiros Brasileiros, at the Brazilian National Archives and Kwá Yepé Tusuru Yuriri Assojaba Tupinambá exhibited in different cities in Brazil in 2020 and 2021.