Chief Raoni, is a prominent Indigenous leader and environmental activist from the Kayapó people in the Brazilian Amazon. He was born in 1930 in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Chief Raoni gained international recognition for his efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Chief Raoni has been a vocal advocate for the preservation of the Amazon and the rights of Indigenous communities.
In 1989, when she was 19 years old, Tuíre participated in a meeting in Altamira, Pará, where she confronted Eletronorte officials with her machete in protest of the construction of the Belo Monte Dam. A photograph captured during this event made her a known figure in the public eye. During the 1990s, Tuire embarked on international travels, including visits to the United States, to raise awareness about her people’s political struggles.
Another very influential member of the Kayapo Community. Like his Uncle, Roani, Mekaron-Ti is a very powerful advocate among the Kayapo and has a long history of action, which has helped immensely in the fight to protect the Kayapo Lands.
Kayapo Filmmaker from the Beture Collective. @bepunumebengokre
Kayapo Filmmaker from the Beture Collective. @bepkadjoiti.kayapo