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Nemonte Nenquimo

Waorani Nation - Ecuador

Nemonte was raised in the traditional Waorani community of Nemonpare, located on the Curaray River, where her family still lives. She left her community to study at a missionary school, which she left upon realizing that she was being forced by missionaries to leave behind her cultural identity and her history. She returned to Waorani territory determined to help her people. She is one of the founding members of the indigenous organization Ceibo Alliance.