Indigenous “influencers” in Brazil: tradition and modernity to defend their identity

In Brazil, indigenous peoples often fight against prejudice. Two young "influencers" are also trying to do so through social networks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "What, you have internet?" the host asked influencer Alice Pataxó, 19, of YouTube children's channel "Canal IN". Pataxó answered from her home in Monte Pascoal nature reserve village in southern Bahia state, about 40 kilometers from the nearest supermarket. "We don't have a phone, but the satellite internet is stable," she explains.

Part of her work as an indigenous activist is to declare that it is not a contradiction that her people live off what they have grown and use the internet. That her school lessons took place, in part, in the forest and . . .

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