Sônia Guajajara

Indigenous politician and congresswoman

Sônia Guajajara is among the most prominent indigenous leaders of Brazil. For many years, she has been on the forefront of the country’s indigenous and environmental movement. Her work against deforestation and land grabbing in indigenous territories on the national level, has brought her international attention. Sônia regularly participates in international fora, such as the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Climate Negotiations. Sônia’s home lies in the indigenous territory Arariboia in Northeastern Brazil. She coordinates Brazil’s biggest indigenous organisation, the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (ABIP).