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