Terri Valle Aquino
Fellow Since 1989
This description of Terri Valle Aquino's work was prepared when Terri Valle Aquino was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Terri Valle de Aquino grew up in Acre, the very poor and thinly populated state on the southwestern edge of Brazil's Amazon basin. He returned to work with the indigenous peoples there and is now setting out to help them and their traditional enemies, the rubber tappers, learn to collaborate and work together economically and politically. This collaboration is as important to the rainforest as it is to both peoples.
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