Born in 1949, Tiuré is a Potiguara Indian from Brazil who works primarily in photography and film. He has spent the last twenty years producing documentaries, mainly on Native communities in the Amazon and in the north-eastern region of Brazil. He has participated in indigenous film festivals in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In the summer of 1991, he was accepted as a political refugee in Canada. He is currently working on a series of photographs of native people in urban environments.