National Confederation of Haitian Vodou

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The National Confederation of Haitian Vodou (Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen) is a Haitian civil organization which seeks to defend the practice of Haitian Vodou from defamation and persecution. It is headed by Max Beauvoir, who serves as "chef Supreme" or "Ati Nasyonal" of the organization.

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In 2005, Beauvoir, a houngan and biochemist, launched the Federasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen, which he later renamed in 2008 as Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen.[1]

In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, he expressed the KNVA's disapproval of the mass graves which were hastily dug for tens of thousands of deceased Haitian victims to René Préval,[2] and he became one of the more prominent advocates of Haitian Vodouisants affected by the earthquake and the aftermath of anti-vodou violence motivated by Christian evangelicals.

The KNVA appointed a member, Anténor Guerrier, to the nine-member Provisional Electoral Council for the 2010 general election.[3]

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