Their cities are full of big houses filled with piles of goods, but they don’t share

In 2010 Davi published his autobiography, The Falling Sky, in collaboration with anthropologist Bruce Albert. He is heavily critical of the industrialized world’s materialism and over-consumption.

Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, an Amazonian shaman, gives his view on consumerism

An illegal gold miners’ camp in the Yanomami Territory. Gold miners operating illegally on Yanomami land pollute the rivers and forest with mercury and transmit deadly diseases such as malaria.
Davi with Survival’s Advocacy Director, Fiona Watson, a close friend and ally. Survival International has been working with the Yanomami for 50 years, fighting alongside them to secure their land.

Please join us now to stand in solidarity with Brazil’s indigenous peoples and #StopBrazilsGenocide

Download our Activist’s Kit to amplify indigenous voices online

Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.