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Learning about indigenous peoples means learning about land and history, the stories that lie beneath the surface.

This project helps you locate the history of your family and place it on a map of your own.


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Overview

Focus:
Land Rights in the Amazon River Basin
Project
Project:
Family Tree


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Project:
Family Tree

Do you know the roots of your family?
1. Interview all of your relatives to find out about where they live now and where they are originally from.

Have you always lived in the place that is currently your home? If not, trace back and find out where your parents came from, and their parents before them.

The more questions you ask in your interviews, the more connections you will be able to make between the land and your people (your family).

2. Record this information. As you complete your interviews, you will collect many stories. Keep them together in a notebook, on cards, or in computer files.

3. Find a special place and create your family tree. The family tree tells the story of your history and should be rooted in the land on which it is built. Whether you draw a picture, build a sculpture, or plant an actual tree to express the history and culture of your family, the family tree can be a unique expression of your location in the world.



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