Chief Ninawa Huni Kui

Visiting Scholar


Wall International Indigenous Scholar

Geographic Location

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
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Wall International Indigenous Scholar 2021-2022

Chief Ninawa is a hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon and the elected president of the Huni Kui Federation of the State of Acre. The Huni Kui Federation has launched the “Last Warning” educational campaign against ecocide in the Amazon rainforest and the threat of Indigenous genocide in Brazil in collaboration with a global research team (students, academics and artists).

Chief Ninawa is the founder of the “Forest University” in the Brazilian Amazon and a UBC research partner in a SSHRC Insight project related to decolonial social innovations.

You can learn a bit about Chief Ninawa’s work in this keynote recorded for a conference on education in May 2021.

This video collaboration of Canada Research Chairs in multiple fields offers an overview of the challenges currently faced by Chief Ninawa’s and other Indigenous groups in the Amazon region and in Brazil.

Read more:

“A Forest Called Amazon: The Last Warning Campaign” by Chief Ninawa Huni Kui

“Protecting the Forest is a Responsibility of All Humanity”, Chief Ninawa Huni Kuni in conversation with Dino Siwek and Maria Clara Parente

Primary Recipient Awards

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui – International Indigenous Visiting Scholar – 2021