Chief Ninawa Huni Kui Joins PWIAS as International Indigenous Wall Scholar

November 26, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Chief Ninawa Huni Kui to PWIAS. During his stay, he will be working with the 2021 Wall Scholars and other collaborators to address the many complex systems at play in the cancelation of Indigenous rights in Brazil and the destruction of the Amazon forest. This short November 2021 visit will be followed by an extended stay in 2022. 

As the elected president of the Huni Kui Federation of the State of Acre, Chief Ninawa is the spokesperson for nearly 17,000 Indigenous people in 104 villages across 12 Indigenous territories in the Amazon. You can learn a bit about Chief Ninawa’s work in this keynote recorded for a conference on education in May 2021.

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