Junior Hekurari

Junior Hekurari

Júnior Yanomami, born on February 8, 1987, in the Pirisi community, Surucucu region, municipality of Alto Alegre, Roraima, is a notable figure in defending the rights and culture of the Yanomami people in the Amazon. Since his youth, he has been involved in movements alongside local leaders, becoming a tireless activist.

His contribution covers several areas, having worked as an indigenous teacher, health agent, interpreter and indigenous evaluator. As president of the Yanomami Association and the District Indigenous Health Council, he fervently represented the Yanomami population, filing complaints against territory invaders and seeking improvements in health actions.

Throughout his career, he held prominent positions, including vice-presidency of CONDISI-YY and presidency of the HWENAMA Yanomami Association. His professional history is marked by achievements, such as the Yanomami and Ye’kuana Indigenous Health District Council’s presidency from 2019 to 2023, demonstrating his commitment to the cause.

He currently holds the important role of president of CONDISI/YY and URIHI Yanomami Association, continuing his mission of leadership and defence of the Yanomami. Júnior also gained international recognition by participating in reports, highlighting the plight of his people and raising awareness of the issues facing the Yanomami in national and international media.