Vozes indígenas na saúde [Indigenous Voices in Health] highlights the indigenous role in the formulation, structuring and implementation of the current indigenous health policy in Brazil. The book compiles testimonials from 15 indigenous leaders from different peoples and regions of Brazil about their life trajectories and activities in the indigenous movement, with an emphasis on the field of Health.

By combining different cultural and regional realities, and also reflecting on gender issues, the book presents a diverse panorama of narratives that cover personal experiences and collective memories about the construction of indigenous health policy in the country.

The visual conception of Vozes indígenas na saúde started from the poetics and wisdom of indigenous peoples — the intention was to design a radically green book, which valued the colors of the forests and biomes of different regions of Brazil and expressed the differences in the relationships that each of the represented peoples manifest with the territory.

Among the illustrations developed for the book by the Wapichana artist Gustavo Caboco there are enchanted beings, indigenous health masters and their instruments, sick people being cured, plants used in traditional medicine processes and other elements that connect with the way of healing of native peoples. Caboco's drawings indicate the narrative of the plural coexistence of traditional indigenous medicine and Western medicine — pills, herbs, vaccines, ants, stethoscopes and spirits inhabit together the pages of this book.
Vozes indígenas na saúde is the result of an editorial partnership between Fiocruz Publishing House and Piseagrama. It was produced from a series of talks with great indigenous leaders in the country. The book's design was developed in Piseagrama's editorial workshops, focusing on thinking around public interest design and the conception of new collaborative and horizontal ways of designing.

LANGUAGE Portuguese
PAGES 384  SIZE 14x21
ISBN 978-65-89833O-48

Ana Lúcia de Moura Pontes,
Vanessa Hacon, Luiz Eloy Terena,
Ricardo Ventura Santos.

Felipe Carnevalli, Fernanda Regaldo,
Paula Lobato, Renata Marquez,
Wellington Cançado (editors);
Emir Lucresia, Schelton Casimira.