Erisvan Bone Guajajara

Country of Origin: Brazil

The journalist and communicator Erisvan Bone Guajajara is founder of the digital platform Mídia Índia. He was born in Lagoa Quieta village, in Arariboia Indigenous Land, Maranhão, Brazil.He works to strengthen communications as a tool for the visibility of indigenous peoples.

He is an indigenous movement activist, a communication contributor for Indigenous Youth Network (Rede de Juventude Indígena, REJUIND), Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil, APIB), and Coordinatior of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (Coordenação das Organizações Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira, Coiab). Along with Tipuici Manoki, a young indigenous woman who also works as a communicator, he brought the LGBTQIA+ issue into the indigenous movement political discussions. Nowadays, he’s a member of the Tobira group, which guides the LGBTQIA+ theme between indigenous peoples. Erisvan was a contributor for the Amazônia Real agency (Maranhão, Brazil) in 2018 and 2019.

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