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Vol. 3 No. 2 (2024): Ekologos

A Young Guarani in the Arctic: Ekologos Project, International Academic Exchange for Indigenous Youth

  • Luiz Felipe Medina

    State University of Campinas
April 2, 2024


This essay is a brief account of my three-month period as a visiting researcher at the State University of Campinas representing the Brazilian team in the Ekologos project in Norway. During the programme, I was attached to the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences/Unicamp to carry out a research internship at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø. In this text, I present my trajectory as a young indigenous researcher and recount some of the moments and encounters I experienced in the Arctic. How could intergenerational conversations and cross-cultural exchanges between indigenous scholars establish links between the colonial processes taking place in such different nations — Brazil, India, and Norway? We identified some similarities between colonial domination in the three countries and shared some of the impacts that colonization has had on our indigenous subjectivities and identities.