Davi Kopenawa wins Right to Livelihood award

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News:Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa also known as the Dalai Lama of the Rainforest has received the Right Livelihood Award.

Facts:

About Right Livelihood award:

  • The Right Livelihood Award was created in 1980 by Swedish-German philatelist Jakob von Uexkull.The award is also known as the alternative Nobel Prize.
  • The award honours courageous people and organisations offering solutions to the root causes of global problems that the prize founder felt were being ignored by the Nobel Prizes.
  • The purpose of the award is to promote scientific research, education which (a)contribute to a global ecological balance (b)eliminate material and spiritual poverty and (c)contribute to lasting peace and justice in the world.
  • Unlike most other international prizes,the Right Livelihood Award has no categories.
  • The award is presented annually in Stockholm,Sweden.It is usually shared by four Recipients but may vary from year-to-year. 

Additional information:

About Yanomami Tribe

  • The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America. They live in large circular and communal houses called Yanos or Shabonos.
  • They live in the rainforests and mountainous regions of Northern Brazil and Southern Venezuela.