The Forest Hero
In this way, he took not only computers and technology plans to the tribe but also conquered income generating projects.
Today the Suruí people care for a nursery of seedlings and reforestation of what the white man destroyed. In addition, they pioneered the sale of carbon credits within indigenous lands.
Thanks to Chief Almir, today the Suruí people have both the traditional culture and the technology of the white man. In the schools within the tribes, the children learn in Tupi-mondé and in Portuguese.
And now, always looking to the future, the leader seeks to preserve not only the forest, but also the knowledge of his people, and for this he is planning an indigenous university.
In 2012 Forbes magazine quoted Chief Almir as the most creative Brazilian in the business area and the following year he was elected by the UN as the "Hero of the Forest."