Celebration of the Day of Indigenous Peoples was supported by TCP; the event seeks to disseminate the Guarani Mbya culture.
Between April 18 and 20, Cotinga Island, home of the Pindoty village, hosted the Indigenous Cultural Week. The goal of the program is to bring the community of Paranaguá and public agencies closer to the culture of the Guarani Mbya people.
TCP, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal, provided transportation: a boat with capacity for 90 people that took visitors on the trip between Paranaguá and the island, as well as the cost of food, distributed throughout the three-day event. Approximately 210 people visited the village.
“Supporting the Cultural Week of the Indigenous Peoples is an act that strengthens the community, stimulating its autonomy and fighting prejudice. We also observe the positive socio-environmental impacts generated by this initiative, which is beneficial to the entire surrounding community,” explains TCP’s institutional manager, Allan Chiang.
Among the attractions of the Week are the trails, the sale of handicrafts, conversation rounds and the presentation of the choir. One of the highlights was the presentation of Xondaro, the Guarani warrior dance, an expression that brings movements that develop agility, resistance, strength and mobility of the participants, as well as the connection with the divine.
Indigenous Peoples Week has been open to the public since 2018, the year in which TCP began supporting the event, and is organized by the community itself, with support from the professionals at the Pindoty Indigenous State School. The celebration is open to the public, but mainly welcomes students and teachers from public schools and colleges in the region, as well as members of public agencies and the National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (FUNAI).
The terminal’s support is part of TCP’s Basic Environmental Plan of Indigenous Component, which encompasses projects in the scope of environmental licensing, cultural support actions, infrastructure, tourism, subsistence, and monitoring of the region’s indigenous communities.
TCP and socio-environmental projects
Throughout its 25 years of existence, TCP has been generating social, environmental and economic impact on the life of the coastal city of Paraná. During this period, the company has benefited more than 40 social projects through Tax Incentive Laws, besides having supported 232 actions promoted in partnership with local entities.