Indigenous Chief Raoni Goes to Europe in Defense of Amazon

The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally recognizable through his traditional lip plate and feather headdress, will seek to raise one million euros (US$1.1 million) to better protect the Amazon's Xingu reserve.

By Newsfeed/AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire headed to Paris Sunday for the start of a three-week tour across Europe where he will meet heads of state, celebrities, and the Pope to highlight growing threats to the Amazon.

The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally . . .

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