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Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá Biography

Chief Tashka Yawanawá and Laura Yawanawá represent the critical perspective often missed in the discussions about the future of indigenous people in Brazil: that of the indigenous people themselves.

For Tashka and Laura Yawanawá, leaders of the Yawanawá people living in the Acre region of Brazil, engagement with the world begins with his people’s right to self-determination and self-worth.

The son of a former leader of the Yawanawá, as a boy Tashka witnessed the near annihilation of his culture by the New Tribes Mission and by the pressure of economic interests. He studied in the United States and visited other indigenous communities. With other tribal leaders in the Amazon, he is working to restore dignity, identity and a sustainable economic future to indigenous populations, founded on their own values, culture and definition of prosperity.

Laura Soriano Yawanawá works to sustain indigenous communities around the world. In 1998, Laura Soriano, a Mixteca-Zapoteca activist from Oaxaca, Mexico, met indigenous Brazilian activist Tashka Yawanawá -- and they realized they were both, in their own ways, bridge-walkers between two worlds. The two married and began the Nawa Institute, an organisation to serve indigenous communities. Now, they travel the world connecting with indigenous peoples, assessing needs and offering tribes and groups solutions on their own terms, addressing both economic and cultural revitalization of today's indigenous communities. Laura speaks four languages and holds a degree in journalism and international relations.

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  • The Amazon Belongs To Humanity | TEDx

    Tashka and Laura Yawanawa? lead the Yawanawá people in Acre, Brazil -- a tribe that stewards almost 500,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. As footage of the Amazon burning shocks the world's consciousness, Tashka and Laura call for us to transform this moment into an opportunity to support indigenous people who have the experience, knowledge and tools needed to protect the land.

  • Indigenous people of Amazon face genocide, says Chief Tashka Yawanawa

    Indigenous people are always struggling to protect their livelihoods and environment, but the policies introduced by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have implications for the entire world, said Chief Tashka Yawanawa, chief of the Yawanawa people.

  • Yawanawa Indigenous Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story at TEDWomen 2016

    Laura Soriano and her husband, Chief Tashka Yawanawa, will be recounting the powerful story of how their tribal community rebounded from near extinction during a talk at the TEDWomen 2016 conference in San Francisco on Thursday, October 27, at 11 am PDT.

  • Meet Tashka and Laura Yawanawa

    In 1998, Tashka Yawanawá, from the Brazilian Amazon, left Brazil to study English in California, U.S.A. There, he met Laura Soriano, a Mixteca-Zapoteca activist from Oaxaca, Mexico, who, like him, is a dynamic bridge-walker between two worlds. Laura speaks four languages and has a degree in International Relations. Vance Martin shares an insightful discussion with Tashka and his wife Laura, who...

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Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá Biography

Chief Tashka Yawanawá and Laura Yawanawá represent the critical perspective often missed in the discussions about the future of indigenous people in Brazil: that of the indigenous people themselves.

For Tashka and Laura Yawanawá, leaders of the Yawanawá people living in the Acre region of Brazil, engagement with the world begins with his people’s right to self-determination and self-worth.

The son of a former leader of the Yawanawá, as a boy Tashka witnessed the near annihilation of his culture by the New Tribes Mission and by the pressure of economic interests. He studied in the United States and visited other indigenous communities. With other tribal leaders in the Amazon, he is working to restore dignity, identity and a sustainable economic future to indigenous populations, founded on their own values, culture and definition of prosperity.

Laura Soriano Yawanawá works to sustain indigenous communities around the world. In 1998, Laura Soriano, a Mixteca-Zapoteca activist from Oaxaca, Mexico, met indigenous Brazilian activist Tashka Yawanawá -- and they realized they were both, in their own ways, bridge-walkers between two worlds. The two married and began the Nawa Institute, an organisation to serve indigenous communities. Now, they travel the world connecting with indigenous peoples, assessing needs and offering tribes and groups solutions on their own terms, addressing both economic and cultural revitalization of today's indigenous communities. Laura speaks four languages and holds a degree in journalism and international relations.

Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá Videos

  • Sundance Rewind: The New Climate with Tashka Yawanawa
    The impact of climate change has been felt dramatically by Native communities in the U.S. and around the world. Despite poisoned resources,...
  • Brazil’s indigenous rights movement | Tashka Yawanawá
    In this profound talk, Tashka Yawanawá discusses the indigenous rights movement in Brazil and talks about the impact of colonization on his people....

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  • How to book Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá?

    Booking fees for Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá for your event is available upon request. Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá generally travels from Brazil and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Xiye Bastida, Afshan Khan, Lisa Kristine, Myrna Cunningham and Eddy Robinson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá Speaker Videos

  • Sundance Rewind: The New Climate with Tashka Yawanawa
    The impact of climate change has been felt dramatically by Native communities in the U.S. and around the world. Despite poisoned resources, corporatism, and an existential threat to their homelands,...
    Brazil’s indigenous rights movement | Tashka Yawanawá
    In this profound talk, Tashka Yawanawá discusses the indigenous rights movement in Brazil and talks about the impact of colonization on his people. As Chief of the Yawanawá, he advocates for...

Tashka and Laura Soriano Yawanawá News

  • The Amazon Belongs To Humanity | TEDx

    Tashka and Laura Yawanawa? lead the Yawanawá people in Acre, Brazil -- a tribe that stewards almost 500,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. As footage of the Amazon burning shocks the world's consciousness, Tashka and Laura call for us to transform this moment into an opportunity to support indigenous people who have the experience, knowledge and tools needed to protect the land.

  • Indigenous people of Amazon face genocide, says Chief Tashka Yawanawa

    Indigenous people are always struggling to protect their livelihoods and environment, but the policies introduced by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have implications for the entire world, said Chief Tashka Yawanawa, chief of the Yawanawa people.

  • Yawanawa Indigenous Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story at TEDWomen 2016

    Laura Soriano and her husband, Chief Tashka Yawanawa, will be recounting the powerful story of how their tribal community rebounded from near extinction during a talk at the TEDWomen 2016 conference in San Francisco on Thursday, October 27, at 11 am PDT.

  • Meet Tashka and Laura Yawanawa

    In 1998, Tashka Yawanawá, from the Brazilian Amazon, left Brazil to study English in California, U.S.A. There, he met Laura Soriano, a Mixteca-Zapoteca activist from Oaxaca, Mexico, who, like him, is a dynamic bridge-walker between two worlds. Laura speaks four languages and has a degree in International Relations. Vance Martin shares an insightful discussion with Tashka and his wife Laura, who...

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