Sônia Guajajara Indigenous People of Brazil by Lucca Messer
|Born||6 March 1974|
Sônia Guajajara was born among the Guajajara people in a village in the Amazonian rainforest in Maranhão. She studied at an agricultural college in Minas Gerais and continued studies in education at the Federal University of Maranhão.
She was Socialism and Liberty Party candidate for the vice-presidency of Brazil in the 2018 general elections as Guilherme Boulos' running mate. Guajajara was the first indigenous person to run for a federal executive office in Brazil. She has organized a number of demonstrations in support of indigenous rights in Brazil and facilitated a meeting of indigenous leaders with then President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff in 2013.
Guajajara is the leader of Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil), an organization that represents around 300 indigenous ethnic groups in Brazil.
In 2020, she has been calling for urgent environmental action amid the existential threat posed by the coronavirus.
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- "Conheça Sônia Guajajara, primeira indígena em uma pré-candidatura presidencial" (in Portuguese). Partido Socialismo e Liberdade. 2018-03-14.
- "Sônia Guajajara" (in French). Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale.
- "For Brazil's indigenous people, COVID-19 is only the latest battle". Huck Magazine. 2020-04-28. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
|Party political offices|
| PSOL nominee for Vice President of Brazil