Natalia Silvina Sarapura born Kolla Region, Argentina February 27, 1975. Argentinean indigenous rights leader. Received “Unknown Peacemaker” Award of Bremen Peace Award, 2015.
“With the support of the World Peace Service from Germany, which provides administrative and technical assistance, we help the indigenous communities to demand their rights to land and to sue them. The means are non-violent demonstrations, court cases, lobbying and petitions for the state and local authorities to fulfill their obligations. As a result, we now have Kolla's land ownership of nearly 60 communities recognized and 170 communities on the way to becoming a collective land title.” (Martin Ring interview, “It’s a Tough Fight”, Latein America Nachrichten, March 2015; photo Jujuy Al Mondo)