On behalf of Jackson Wild and St. Martins Therme & Lodge, we invite you to join an exclusive luncheon with Juma Xipaia to discuss the critical work underway by Brazil's indigenous peoples to protect the Amazon. Your engagement at this event will provide critical and direct support for the Juma Institute's work in protecting Amazonian resources and communities.
St Martins Therme & Lodge has generously covered the cost of this entire event, which means that your funding support will go directly to the Juma Institute.
The luncheon will take place at 1PM CET on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at St. Martins Therme & Lodge, Im Seewinkel 1, 7132 Frauenkirchen.
Price for 2 Persons: € 800
Price for 1 Table (8 persons): € 3200
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Meet Juma Xipaia
Juma is an Indigenous leader and Cacique (Chief) from the Karimãa village belonging to the Xipaya people in the middle Xingu,in the Amazon forest. She is an activist and medical student at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). When Juma was 24 years old, she became the first woman to become a chief in the Middle Xingu, leading the Tukamã village at that time. During her adolescence, she resisted the construction of Belo Monte and, later, was part of the growing Xingu Forever movement that fights for the rights of the indigenous people impacted by the plant.
In 2017, after discovering a corruption scheme involving indigenous assistance companies, she experienced the daily terror of death threats. For this reason, she left Brazil and spent a year in Switzerland. Juma was the first academic indigenous and Xipaya representative to speak at the UN, she serves as director of the Association of Indigenous Students at UFPA, advisor to the Xingu Women's Movement, the Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Pará and the Liberate the Future: Climate Change movement. She also created the Juma Institute in October of 2020. With more than 15 years of dedication to the Indigenous Movement, Juma defends gender equality, the autonomy of indigenous peoples and plays an important role against corruption.
Thank you to all those who have generously supported Instituto Juma through this event!
RA Mag. Stefanie HAUSER-SCHURICH