Davi Kopenawa Yanomami is a shaman and spokesman for
the Yanomami people. He led the long-running international campaign to secure Yanomami land rights, for which he gained recognition in Brazil and around the world. He is central to the ongoing fight of indigenous peoples across Brazil for their rights. Videos
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Davi Kopenawa Yanomami © Pablo Levinas/Survival Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman of the Yanomami tribe, Brazil. Davi is also the President of Hutukara Yanomami Association. © Fiona Watson/Survival Davi and Survival protesting in London in the 90's. © Survival International Yanomami women and children rest in a forest garden, Brazil. The Yanomami grow around 60 crops in these gardens, which account for 80% of their food supply. © Fiona Watson/Survival Davi Kopenawa surrounded by children in Demini, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival Yanomami woman, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival Davi Yanomami and Survival International’s former Director Stephen Corry in 1989, on Davi’s first trip outside Brazil: Survival won the Right Livelihood Award, and asked Davi to accept it on Survival’s behalf. © Survival Yanomami boy, Brazil © © Fiona Watson/Survival Davi and Survival’s Fiona Watson at a public event during Davi’s first trip outside Brazil, in 1989. © Survival Davi and Survival’s former Director Stephen Corry in Weimar, Germany, on the occasion of Davi jointly receiving the Goethe Medaille with photographer and campaigner Claudia Andujar, 2018. © Survival Davi Yanomami and Survival International’s former Director Stephen Corry at the 1989 Right Livelihood Award ceremony, Davi’s first trip outside Brazil. © Survival Davi Kopenawa Yanomami and Survival’s Advocacy Director Fiona Watson in Italy for the launch of the Italian edition of Davi’s book The Falling Sky, 2018 © Survival Davi on the Empire State Building in New York. Survival organized Davi’s first trip to the USA, when he met the UN Secretary General and others to raise awareness of his people’s struggle. 1991 © Survival Survival International held a regular vigil for many years in the 1990s outside Brazilian Embassies in Europe, to protest the invasion and destruction of the Yanomami’s territory. © Survival Davi and photographer Claudia Andujar in Weimar, Germany, 2018, with Survival’s former Director Stephen Corry and Advocacy Director Fiona Watson. Andujar and Davi were among the winners of that year’s Goethe Medaille. © Survival Davi outside the UK’s House of Commons on his first trip outside Brazil, with Survival. 1989. © Survival Sign up to the mailing list
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