Educational policies for indigenous education: a case study of kaingang indigenous children at a non- indigenous school, taquari valley, of io gr ande do sul state /br azil
Authors: Lylian Mares Cândido Gonçalve, Luís Fernando da Silva Laroque
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The kaingang people are Je language speakers and nowadays they occupy the territories located in western São Paulo, north-central and western Paraná, eastern Santa Catarina and north-central Rio Grande do Sul. Considering a Kaingang community in Rio Grande do Sul, Foxá Indigenous Land, situated in Taquari Valley, this research investigates the process of conducting kaingang indigenous children to study at a non- indigenous school, the Escola Estadual de Ensino Fundamental Manuel Bandeira. The study made use of the legislation on educational policies for indigenous education and made use of documentary and bibliographic sources. As theoretical and methodological references, the research is based on education, history and anthropology, as well as on interviews with the school community that was part of the study composed by kaingang indigenous children, non-indigenous children, kaingang indigenous parents, non- indigenous mothers, teachers and school employees and managers.