Associação Xavante Warã

$5,000 to support Xavante communities impacted by agribusiness and proposed major transportation routes that would cut through their territory in the Cerrado, a tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, to fortify their cultural revitalization and community health initiatives. This women and youth led project is supporting community gardens in 4 communities on the Sangradouro Xavante territory, including expansion of the gardens, collection of seeds in partnership with community gardens on neighboring Xavante territories, teaching traditional practices to youth including making baskets to store the seeds and crops, and creation of a bilingual texts documenting traditional practices prepared by the project team in collaboration with Elders.