START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Olga Lustosa

"Nothing I do makes sense if I do not touch other people hearts"

Cuiaba, Brazil
female, age 55
single, 2 children
Speaks: spanish, english

My Page Billboard



photo 3.JPG

photo 1.JPG
photo 2.JPG

foto _65_.JPG




CHAPADA 2013.jpg

Chapada Olga e Mirante no fundo.jpg

olga chapada.jpg


The National Park of Xingú is not only a place of painted indians. Its a fascinating, colored and legendary world. Here, people believe in the human being,in nature, in spirits. I have the great pride of being from Mato Grosso and having visited the National Park of the Xingu many, many times


Inside the lits of the National Park of Xingu, there is a region called  Upper Xingu, made up of 14 ethnic groups, the village Yawalapiti where lives the legendary leader Aritana, held the Kuarup or Quarup, a beautiful ritual where the Indians mourn and honor the dead, in a ceremony where they play, sing and fight the huka-huka. This ceremony, that typically happens at the Upper Xingu, moving from one village to another because it occurs where some important member of the community has died.  

The chief Aritana is the most respected leader of the Upper Xingu. He took over the leadership of Yawalapiti people, about 30 years ago and until now, he fights tirelessly for the preservation of the culture and habits of the Xingu Indians and  strives to show young people the importance of being what they really are: Indians.

The Yawalapiti´s village that is  commanded by chief Aritana and his son Tapi, is all circular, with a clean square in the center where all celebrations happen and it is also the place they bury their dead. The man´s house causes curiosity. A building like the others, but with lower doors. The flutes are stored inside, trapped the central beam. Women are not allowed there.  The attention turns to the guardians of the flute that roam the hollow just presenting the outputs of cloistered virgins. As the village is circular, it is impossible to imagine how many rounds they given in the three days I was there. The virgins dance behind the guardians shy and hide when they stop to rest inside a hollow. This ritual marks the passage from childhood to adulthood and at the end, the girls are ready to marry.

In the morning, three trunks begin to be decorated under a tent. Around them, the relatives of the deads are sit. They cry and stop…cry and stop. When the sun begins to set the ritual start in the village center. The relatives of the dead gather, weep copiously, three light bonfires, around which, sing songs and dance all night. Gradually they arrive from other indigenous ethnic groups, the arrival is greeted with joy. They camp in the woods, a little distant from the center of the Village Yawalapiti.

 Sunday is the day of the expected fight huka-huka. The warriors anoint the body with oil. I've seen some that have undergone scratches made on the arms and legs with teeth of fish to increase strength. The Yawalapiti are confident in the warrior Leo, a young man who stood out because he prepared intensively for the fight. He has not lost a fight in more than two hours of fighting.

Around noon, the ornate trunks are deposited into the river. It's the end of the ceremony.




foto 1 _34_.JPG

foto 5 _11_.JPG
Pantanal Mato-grossense



Bando de maritacas.jpg





For defending human rights this year with Amnesty International, we say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Jobs Desired  
Work Place government office  
Professions Sociologist and political consultant  
Job Titles Chief Executive - Agriculture  
Skills organization, writing, Public Speaking, Languages (Spanish-English)  
Former Employers City Hall- municipality of Cuiaba  
Associations SocNetInt, Care- Brazil, Regional Commitee of Women Rights  
Colleges Federal University of Mato Grosso  
Location Brazil
Majors sociology and politics  
College Grad Yr 2010, 1992  
Degree CERT
Other Degree
High Schools State College Dep. Jose Alves de Assis  
Location Brazil
High School Grad Yr 1978  
  Introduce yourself to Olga
My Thank You Notes
Friends of Olga

Margarita P.

D L.

Ginger H.

Jim W.

Gillian F.

View all: 169 friends
Olga's Photos

at the theater

foto _8_.JPG

foto 2 _40__001.JPG
195 photos, 14 albums »
My Video    
Loading video...
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    Viewing 20 of 1375: view all | add a comment »
    Jan 29, 2015 9:33 AM

    Ginger H. (56)
    And a cheerful rosy Thursday to you Ms. Olga!
    Jan 29, 2015 5:48 AM

    Wolfgang W. (212)

    Jan 28, 2015 11:05 PM

    Wolfgang W. (212)
    Jan 27, 2015 8:10 PM

    Dandelion G. (383)

    Snow removal in 1888...NYC
    NYC Today....

    Jan 25, 2015 8:39 AM

    Ginger H. (56)
    I thought this was so cute.  I hope you do too!  Happy Sunday Olga.

    Jan 24, 2015 9:02 AM

    Ben O. (369)
    Great weekend parrot
    Jan 23, 2015 12:53 PM

    Billy B. (127)

    Jan 21, 2015 4:20 PM

    Dandelion G. (383)
    Everyone is much better thank you....Today is International Hug Day....
    Consider yourself hugged 

    Jan 20, 2015 11:51 PM

    Aud n. (718)

    Jan 19, 2015 7:33 AM

    Ben O. (369)
    To do what is right
    Jan 16, 2015 2:12 AM

    Wolfgang W. (212)

    Jan 16, 2015 2:10 AM

    Wolfgang W. (212)

    Jan 15, 2015 2:26 PM

    Dandelion G. (383)
    Thank you so much for stopping by and we fully expect my Grandson to come out of this okay.....preemie's have these issues so as he ages he will do better.
    What a wonderful thing you do for Haitians they need the most help in western hemisphere. I don't think a lot of them ever recover since the tragic earthquake

    Jan 13, 2015 11:16 PM

    Roxy H. (339)
    thanks friend photo: thanks friend 621541ypf495b5fsfs9.gif

     photo wolyintang_zpsd58b25cd.jpeg

    when you need me photo: quote c8fe3c45415e48080ae194654daedee5_we.gif

     photo gg36_zpsff95a29a.jpg
    Jan 5, 2015 5:22 AM

    Wolfgang W. (212)

    Jan 4, 2015 6:23 PM

    Ginger H. (56)
    January’s full moon is known as the Wolf Moon amongst the Native Americans – Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule.  Full Moon: January 4, 11:53 P.M. ET.
    Dec 31, 2014 2:47 PM

    Ginger H. (56)
     photo ny52_zps1mqwokzl.gif
    Best wishes for the New Year Olga!
    Dec 31, 2014 2:00 PM

    Dandelion G. (383)
    Dec 31, 2014 1:02 PM

    Wolfgang W. (212)

    Dec 31, 2014 11:04 AM

    Pami W. (214)
    Best Wishes in 2015 l

    , Total Send green star »
    no testimonials yet
    Profile theme: "Nature: Sunset"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate