Project Description

Instituto Raoni is the organizational face of the Kayapó, a Brazilian indigenous group that is leading the fight against unfettered deforestation of the Amazon and using an innovative media strategy (the “video warriors” project) to document illegal logging in their territory and increase accountability in the remotest parts of the Amazon rainforest. The institute has also been used by the Kapotnhinore, Panará, Yudja, Trumaí and Tapayuna peoples to create realistic and far-reaching policies to promote economic independence, territorial integrity and forest protection.