Climate Consciousness Summit

Vanda Witoto
Climate Activist | Indigenous Leader | Nurse
Communities on the Frontlines – Protecting the Amazon with Claudelice dos Santos, Vanda Witoto, Desu

Highlights from this session:

This call highlights how indigenous people and in particular women need a place at the table for their voices to be heard and to acknowledge their need for deep healing and the honoring of all those that have lost their lives in protecting the Amazon. It also emphasis the need for concrete actions and support beyond the loss and damage fund which will never restore what has been lost.

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Vanda Witoto

Vanda is a leader of the Witoto people. She incorporates her role as a speaker, political educator and director of social politics. She has become a responsible leader in Latin America especially through her role as environmental and climate activist.

Born and raised on the banks of the Solimões River in the Brazilian Amazon, Vanda Witoto embodies the spirit of her people, the Witoto, who revere ants as a symbol of resilience, hard work and community.

As a nursing technician, Vanda played a key role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, becoming the first person vaccinated in the state of Amazonas. She provided medical care to 700 families in Parque das Tribos, a peripheral indigenous neighbourhood without basic infrastructure in the metropolitan region of Manaus. She is contributing to revive the ancestral knowledge of ancient indigenous medicine, acknowledging the healing properties of the forest.

 

Abigael Kima
Abigael Kima
Aboubacry Ly
Aboubacry Ly
Angaangaq
Angaangaq
Annika Kessel
Annika Kessel
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Bayo Akomolafe
Bayo Akomolafe
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Spirit
Brother Spirit
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres
Claudelice dos Santos
Claudelice dos Santos
Deb Dana
Deb Dana
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Elise Buckle
Elise Buckle
Emelina Corrales
Emelina Corrales
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Hazel Healy
Hazel Healy
Immad Ahmed
Immad Ahmed
Jason Spensley
Jason Spensley
Jem Bendell
Jem Bendell
John D. Liu
John D. Liu
Jojo Mehta
Jojo Mehta
Joshua Konkankoh
Joshua Konkankoh
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Karen O'Brien
Karen O'Brien
Kosha Joubert
Kosha Joubert
Leya Love
Leya Love
Linda Kabeira
Linda Kabeira
Louise Marra
Louise Marra
Margarita O. Zethelius
Margarita O. Zethelius
Maria Leister
Maria Leister
Mariama Williams
Mariama Williams
Marion Osieyo
Marion Osieyo
Matthew Green
Matthew Green
Nana Firman
Nana Firman
Nora Bateson
Nora Bateson
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Ousmane Pame
Ousmane Pame
Paul Dickinson
Paul Dickinson
Prajna Horn
Prajna Horn
Robin Lim
Robin Lim
Rola Hallam
Rola Hallam
Ruby Mendenhall
Ruby Mendenhall
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sarah Queblatin
Sarah Queblatin
Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar
Sonita Mbah
Sonita Mbah
Steffi Bednarek
Steffi Bednarek
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Legrand
Thomas Legrand
Vanda Witoto
Vanda Witoto
Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate
Wenderson Araujo
Wenderson Araujo