The new urban poor: the Tobas Indians
The author describes the movement of the Tobas Indians from their nomadic, rural lifestyle in northern Argentina (due mainly to industrial deforestation) to Rosario, a city of around 1 million inhabitants. He highlights the difficulties the Tobas face in Rosario; their economic destitution, and the lack of education in their own language. He advocates economic support for co-operatives and training in traditional crafts, and changing the education system – or failing that, supporting non-formal workshops – to reflect the Tobas’ own cultural values.
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