Kari directs our partnerships within Indigenous communities and organizations and works on AmazoniAlerta’s legal actions. Kari is Indigenous of the Guajajara people of the Araribóia indigenous land and based in the city of Amarante, near Araribóia indigenous land. Alongside her role at AmazoniAlerta Kari is also a legal advisor to the Coordination of the Indigenous Peoples of Maranhão (COAPIMA) and also serves on the Indigenous Rights: Access to Justice and Procedural Singularities – Working Group at the National Council of Justice, Brazil (CNJ).
Kari is an inaugural recipient of The U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Global Anti-Racism Champions 2023 – awarded in recognition of her work promoting Indigenous Peoples’ rights, combating gender-based violence and protecting the environment.
Kari has a Masters in Constitutional Law from the University of Brasilia.