Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 2 - 2022
Repercussions of Covid-19 on the Kaingang, Guarani and Xocleng People Situated in the Southern Region of Brazil: Narratives of Indigenous Students
Ieda Maria Ávila Vargas Dias1*, Denise Osório Severo2, Maria da Graça Luderitz Hoefel2 and Flavia Andrade Nunes Fialho3
1Department of Public Health, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2Department of Public Health, Federal University of Brasília, Brazil
2Postdoctoral researcher at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, analyst in Science and Technology at the Ministry of Health, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Ieda Maria Ávila Vargas Dias, Department of Public Health, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Received: September 16, 2021; Published: January 29, 2022




Abstract

Qualitative study, carried out with the aim of discussing the impacts of the pandemic on indigenous communities and understanding the dimensions of such phenomenon. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, carried out with 26 students, who inhabit 9 different tribes and belong to three ethnic groups: Kaingang, Guarani and Xocleng. As a result, the study showed that there are many challenges that indigenous tribes face in the pandemic, such as: loss of income with consequent food insecurity; lack of access to health services; physical and emotional manifestations; violence and abuse of psychoactive substances. The conclusion shows how the pandemic has affected the indigenous tribes and remains extremely unfavorable for this entire population that experiences historical inequities.

Keywords: Health; Indigenous; Pandemic; Covid-19

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Citation: Ieda Maria Ávila Vargas Dias., et al. “Repercussions of Covid-19 on the Kaingang, Guarani and Xocleng People Situated in the Southern Region of Brazil: Narratives of Indigenous Students”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 4.2 (2022): 54-61.

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