Ana Maria Antunes Machado
Ana Maria Antunes Machado graduated in Pedagogy from the Federal University of Minas Gerais) and received a Masters in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She started working within the field of Indigenous school education in 2003 as a scientific initiation scholarship, with the Xakriabá. And since 2007, she has worked with Yanomami Indigenous people in school education actions, training indigenous teachers, guidance in self-ethnographic research, linguistic and cultural documentation projects and advising on the production of books written in the Yanomami languages. She fluently speaks the Yanomama and Sanöma languages at an intermediate level.