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Valeria Paye

Executive director

Podaali Fund

Valéria Paye is an Indigenous woman of the Kaxuyana People of the Teumcumaque Park Indigenous Territory in the States of Pará and Amapá, Brazil. Valéria is the Executive Director of the Podaali Fund. In 2018, she became the Coordinator of the Office of COIAB in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil, helping to coordinate relations between the Indigenous movement of the Amazon with that of other parts of the country. She participated in the creation of the Indigenous Coordinating Body of Brazil (APIB) and the organization of several Terra Libre (Free Land) camps. She was a member of the executive leadership of APIBL in Brasilia (2018). Along with directing the Podaali Fund, she has been working since 2019 as a COIAB policy advisor.