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Raoni Metuktire

Raoni Metuktire

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Raoni Metuktire, also known as Chief Raoni or Ropni, is a Native Brazilian leader and environmentalist.

He is a chief of the Kayapo people, a Brazilian Indigenous group from the plain lands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil. He is internationally famous as a living symbol of the fight for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous culture.

He is nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and 2019 Sakharov Prize.

In 2012, he visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg to defend its case.