Chief taps technology to preserve tribal land


Almir Suruí, chief of Brazil’s indigenous Suruí tribe, is not shy about engaging with outsiders to ensure his people’s survival. Promoting his tribe’s efforts to save its Amazon rainforest land, he has traveled to 31 countries, taken part in the 2010 Copenhagen climate summit and met on separate occasions with Britain’s Prince Charles and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. In December of 2010, Época, a news magazine here, named him one of the one hundred most important Brazilians together with soccer star Kaká, supermodel Gisele Bündchen and bestselling writer Paulo Coelho. Chief Almir’s latest project might be his most ambitious effort yet to bring outside resources to bear for the benefit of his people. For the past several years, he has been working to develop... [Log in to read more]

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