Felipe Gomez : the 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend laureate

Felipe Gomez : the 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend laureate

Felipe Gomez is a Mayan spiritual leader, who studied theology and has good understanding of different religions and worldviews that he uses to unite and empower traditional and spiritual leaders in communities across different cultures and linguistic barriers. Besides his … Read more

Norman Jiwan : laureate ex-aequo 2011

Norman Jiwan : laureate ex-aequo 2011

Norman Jiwan, a Kerambai Dayak from West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) is an NGO activist who works for the Indonesian NGO, SawitWatch, a watchdog group that tracks the palm oil industry in the region.

He acts as director of the research … Read more

Arjun Singh Nag : laureate ex-aequo 2011

Arjun Singh Nag : laureate ex-aequo 2011

Arjun Singh Nag, known as Nag-ji, is one of the first tribal lawyers of Bastar district in Central India. Nag ji hails from Jaitgiri, a small tribal village in Bastar; Bastar is a predominantly forested area and home to a … Read more

The Popular Committee of Bil'in : laureate ex-aequo 2011

The Popular Committee of Bil’in : laureate ex-aequo 2011

Bil’in is a Palestinian village that wants to continue to live… and because of that it has been fighting g hard to save its land, its olive trees, its resources and its freedom. By building its “separation wall”, the state … Read more

The Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartado : laureate ex-aequo 2011

The Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartado : laureate ex-aequo 2011

The Colombian government claims that the Urabá region is pacified… but the only peace that people speak about in the region is the peace of the graves, the peace of those who remain silent for fear of guns and intimidation…… Read more

Dam Chanty (Cambodia) : laureate ex-aequo 2009

Dam Chanty (Cambodia) : laureate ex-aequo 2009

Ms. Dam Chanty is an indigenous Tampuen/Lao with a long history of working to strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples in Ratanakiri Province and Cambodia. Chanty is 53 years old and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren and is fluent … Read more

Maanda Ngoitiko : laureate ex-aequo 2009

Maanda Ngoitiko : laureate ex-aequo 2009

Maanda Ngoitiko is an indigenous Maasai woman from Soit Sambu village in Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District, northern Tanzania. She got her start in community development and advocacy working for one of the first pastoralist NGOs in Tanzania, the Korongoro Integrated … Read more

Taita Jose Becerra and Dr.Germán Zuluaga Ramirez, Colombia : laureates ex-aequo 2009

Taita Jose Becerra and Dr.Germán Zuluaga Ramirez, Colombia : laureates ex-aequo 2009

The Taita Jose Becerra, heir to an ancient Indian medical tradition of the Yage culture, has served his community for decades through quiet healing service and advice. He has also participated in meetings with other Indian doctors and accompanied the … Read more

Dave de Vera (Philippines) : the 2008 Paul K. Feyerabend laureate

Dave de Vera (Philippines) : the 2008 Paul K. Feyerabend laureate

Dave was chosen for his continuing, innovative and successful action supporting the indigenous peoples of the Philippines to regain their rights to land and natural resources. 

With great humanity, personal engagement and sense of humour, Dave has worked for decades … Read more

Hernán Guillermo Rodas Martínez (Ecuador) : laureate Paul K. Feyerabend Award 2007

Hernán Guillermo Rodas Martínez (Ecuador) : laureate Paul K. Feyerabend Award 2007

After studying philosophy, theology, sociology and anthropology, Hernán Rodas engaged as a priest in the movement of liberation theology. Listening to the poor, he was one of the main members of the team that re-translated the Bible from the perspective … Read more

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