Twenty-seven-year-old Emmanuela Shinta is a Dayak leader, activist, film-maker and writer. In 2016 she founded the Ranu Welum Foundation, through which she has trained more than 100 young Indigenous people to tell their stories. She often speaks on behalf of her community about the public misconception of Dayak people.

Shinta’s work is both inspiring and crucial during the climate emergency the world faces. Research has found that handing over care of the land to Indigenous people who have managed it for generations is the best way to protect the land and biodiversity and therefore help to ...


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