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Eli Virkina

Visual Impact Storyteller, Environmental Educator, And Community Organizer

A Napu Kichwa visual impact storyteller, environmental educator, and community organizer from the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. She is greatly inspired by the land and people who shaped her and strongly advocates for Indigenous land rights and environmental and climate justice. As the President of the Iyarina Center, she works alongside her family to preserve Indigenous languages and cultures, restore and protect forests, and create alternative forms of income for Indigenous peoples.