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Alicia Salazar

Alicia Salazar, born on the Putumayo River on the Ecuador/Colombia border, in the ancestral territory of her people, the Siona, emerged as a leader in her tribe’s resistance to the predations of oil companies. She is the Ceibo Alliance’s General Coordinator, where she works to develop programs to defend indigenous territories in the northwestern Amazon and to motivate other women to become protagonists in resistance movements.