Raoni's wife is dead

Virgin Forest association and all its members share Raoni's deep sorrow following the death of his wife Bekwyjka, who has always supported her husband's work and struggles to preserve the forests and the Indian peoples of the Amazon.

Our Honorary President Jean-Pierre Dutilleux has known Bekwyjka well, they have been friends for 45 years. Discreet and devoted, Bekwyjka died in her village, in Metuktire, surrounded by Raoni, her children and her relatives, on June 23, 2020.