Brazilian Indigenous Yanomami Chief Wins “Alternative Nobel” Prize

For the past 30 years, Davi Kopenawa, known as the "Dalai Lama of the Rainforest' has traveled around world in defense of the Yanomami people.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian indigenous chief, Davi Kopenawa, of the Yanomami tribe, is one of this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award, promoted as an "Alternative Nobel Prize". Kopenawa's Hutukara Yanomami Association is sharing the award with the indigenous leader.

“With the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, we honor four practical visionaries whose leadership has empowered millions of people to defend their inalienable rights and to strive for a livable future for all on planet Earth,” said the entity on Wednesday during a press conference to announce the winners.

"David Kopenawa, along with the Hutukara Yanomami Association . . .

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