Brazilian Indigenous women use fashion to showcase their claim to rights and the demarcation of land

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous women in Brazil’s capital Brasilia showcased their creations during a fashion event as part of the Third March of Indigenous Women to claim women’s rights and the demarcation of Indigenous lands. Under a huge white marquee, models adorned with headdresses, necklaces and traditional attire strutted along a catwalk lined with green foliage to the cheers of a couple hundred onlookers, many of whom had with their smartphones out to diffuse the event on social networks. Indigenous women are increasingly center stage on Brazil’s political scene, and even within their communities.