The Krenak people, Brazil
Formed in social communication, advertising and propaganda, has been fighting for defense of the indigenous peoples in Brazil. She is a guardian of memory, of language, of culture and traditions of the ethnic group to which it belongs: the Krenak, a declared people extinct and that today reappeared, which testify to the strength and richness of tradition and Indigenous civilization of Brazil.
With the environmental disaster of the Rio Dulce in Brazil, due to mining, momentum was given to the struggle for the survival of this population. For indigenous communities, the river is sacred: it is not only an indispensable source of subsistence, but it is also a place fundamental for rituals and daily activities. Therefore, the Krenak, guided by Shirley and other activists have been fighting for years not to repeat themselves similar environmental disasters, and so that populations can live in safety in their territories, using and administering the resources that governments should put to provision.