Aleta Baun


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Aleta Baun born Lelobatan, Molo, Timor, Indonesia April 16, 1963. Led 150 women in year-long nonviolent protest against marble mining, 2010. Awarded Goldman Environmental Prize, 2013.


"[E]verything is interrelated. Our slogan that 'land is flesh, blood is water, a stone bone, blood vessels and the forest is a hair.' We believe that if we were to separate from one's natural elements, or if any of these elements until it breaks, we will die and lose our identity.” (, May 13, 2013; photo Goldman Prize)