Célia Xakriabá

Indigenous leader

Célia Xakriabá is a teacher and indigenous activist of the Xakriabá people in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 2022 she became the first indigenous woman to be elected federal deputy for Minas Gerais, with 101,078 votes. She has a Master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Brasilia, and is part of the Articulation Rosalino Gomes, present in the North of Minas Gerais, being one of the founders of the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestrality.