Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Kaká Werá's work was prepared when Kaká Werá was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
The rich cultural traditions of indigenous communities in Brazil have come under threat from mainstream institutions that ignore or discredit their value. Kaká Werá works to bring indigenous cultures to the country’s mainstream, strengthening self-esteem among natives and spreading crucial insights on environmental protection and cultural diversity.
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