Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Joênia Wapichana's work was prepared when Joênia Wapichana was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The state of Roraima along Brazil’s northern border was the last state to be colonized through a process of dislocation and enslavement. Through the Indigenous Council of Roraima, Joênia Wapichana enables indigenous people to take charge of their rights.
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