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Obituary: Idjarruri Karaja, Brazilian Indian activist


Idjarruri Karaja, a Brazilian Indian activist who helped establish a reservation for his tribe died on Sunday of complications from kidney surgery. He was 40.

Karaja convinced the government to set aside 3.4 million acres of a 5 million acre island for the Karaja Tribe. He also worked to ensure the constitution recognized Indian rights.

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Brazilian Indian Leader Karaja Dies at 40 (AP 7/20)
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