Jocivaldo is an intern and AmazoniAlerta’s inaugural recipient of a bursary to support Indigenous law students.
Jocivaldo is a third-year law student at UniBras College, who lives and studies in the municipality of Santa Inês, in the state of Maranhão.
As an intern he supports the legal team in their work and is focusing on learning about the law in relation to land rights and territorial protection. Jocivaldo has a strong interest in criminal law. In the long term he aims to work to support the rights of indigenous peoples, especially in regards to his Guajajara community and contribute to the indigenous movement in general.