Tuxá

Introduction

Lançamento do Documentário das Políticas Públicas de JuventudeThe Tuxá are an indigenous peoples found in the Northeastern states of Pernambuco and Bahia, Brazil. Currently displaced, the Tuxá historically occupied a number of islands on the San Francisco River. They were forced to abandon their traditional lands after the construction of a hydroelectric dam which ultimately flooded out the area.

The Tuxá have a strong tradition in agriculture, however, since the dam, they have been unable to acquire adequate land for cultivation.

The Tuxá’s population today is estimated at 3,956 people.

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