Brazil: Joenia Wapichana, first indigenous woman to chair Funai, takes office on Friday (3)
Joênia was the first indigenous woman in Brazil to practice law, and also the country’s first indigenous federal deputy. (Image by Agência Brasil)
The National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (FUNAI) will be chaired by an indigenous person for the first time since its creation 55 years ago. Joenia Wapichana (Rede), a lawyer and former federal deputy for Roraima, takes office on Friday 3.
Lawyer for Roraima, Joenia will have the challenge of resolving the lawsuits accumulated by the Funai dismantled by Bolsonaro
By Murilo Pajolla
The historic ceremony will take place at the Indigenous Peoples Memorial, in Brasília (DF), starting…