Ninawa is the spiritual leader and chief of the Huni Kuin people who live in Acre in the Brazilian Amazon. He is a healer and an activist for indigenous rights and chairs the Federation of the Huni Kuin or the Kaxinawé, which means “true people”. There are over 8,000 members of the Huni Kuin, living on 114,000 hectares. The Huni Kuin people, known for their cures and their use of medicinal plants, come from the forest and know all its secrets. As an ambassador for his people who travels all over the world, Ninawa is also involved in agroforestry and the fight against the financialisation of carbon. Ninawa joined the Alliance of Mother Nature’s Guardians in October 2017 during a meeting which led to the Declaration of the Alliance of the Guardians and the Children of Mother Earth, in which he actively participated as a delegate of all of Brazil’s indigenous peoples.

Huni Kui people