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Chief Ninawa Huni Kui

Wall International Indigenous Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), University of British Columbia

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui is a hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon and the elected president of the Huni Kui Federation of the State of Acre. He represents 118 communities along the rivers Envira, Tarauacá and Jordão in the Amazon with a population of approximately 16.500 people. Chief Ninawa draws attention to false solutions to climate destabilization and is a strong advocate for centering Indigenous rights, livelihoods and reparations in the climate agenda.


  • 2021–2023
    Wall International Indigenous Scholar, University of British Columbia
  • 2011–2022
    President, Federation of the Huni Kui Indigenous People of Acre