Glicéria Tupinambá

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Buerarema, Bahia, 1982
Lives and works in Buerarema, Bahia

PIPA Prize 2022 and 2023 nominee
PIPA 2023 Selected Artist

Glicéria Tupinambá, also known as Célia Tupinambá, is from the Serra do Padeiro village, located in the Tupinambá Indigenous Land of Olivença, in the south of the state of Bahia. She participates intensely in the political and religious life of the Tupinambá, getting involved especially in issues related to education, the productive organization of the village, social services, and women’s rights.

She was a teacher at the State Indigenous School Tupinambá of Serra do Padeiro. She concluded the Intercultural Indigenous Graduation in the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Bahia (IFBA) and is doing her master’s degree in PPGAS – post-graduate program in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. She was president of the Association of Tupinambá Indians of Serra do Padeiro, being responsible for the approval and management of projects aimed at strengthening the village.

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