Maria Jussara Gomes Gruber

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1996
MAGUTA - Centro de Documentação e Pesquisa do Alto Solimões

Citation

This profile was prepared when Maria Jussara Gomes Gruber was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Introduction
Jussara Gruber is helping the Ticuna indigenous people in Amazonas State to establish stronger identity and self-respect by organizing an ethnographic Museum reflecting the Ticuna's own priorities. The Museum she has established serves as an important tool for helping the Ticuna defend their culture and lands against predatory landowners and loggers, and as a broader instrument for indigenous people's resistance, values, and rights within Brazilian society.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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