Guarani ceremony

In August 2015 I was invited by the indigenous people of Puerto Pollo in Northern Paraguay to witness their life and their struggled to claim back their traditional lands that have been sold by the Paraguayan government. This photos document a traditional ceremony.

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Indigenous chief

This old Paraguayan indigenous man is the chief of his tribe. He aims to reclaim the indigenous land for his Guarani community that was taken and sold by the government

Indigenous ceremomy

Indigenous men perform a traditional ceremony using feathers and black body paint to symbolize a jaguar

Indigenous Woman Portrait

Black and white portrait of an old indigenous woman in the indigenous community Puerto Pollo in Northern Paraguay

Indigenous women performing

Paraguayan indigenous women perform a song in a traditional ceremony. They opened their ceremony to selected government officials and press members to demonstrate their active culture