Brazilian Indigenous Leader Wins Robert Kennedy Rights Award

“This prize is not for me alone, it is for all of Brazil’s indigenous peoples that are crying out for help,” the 36-year-old said in a telephone interview. “It has strengthened our cause. We will cry out louder,” she said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Alessandra Korap of the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon was awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize for her work defending the rights, ancestral lands, and culture of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?