Jupta Itoewaki


Jupta Itoewaki (Kawemhakan, 18 februari 1988) is an Indigenous activist from Suriname. As a child she was already aware that something wasn’t in order, and that her people were mistreated.

In 2010 she started to work for different Conservation organizations in Suriname, to help and support the Indigenous communities in Suriname. But she soon found out that her vision and her Indigenous development goals didn’t match. After some frustrated years of trying to pursued them of changing their way of working with Indigenous communities, she started her own Foundation, the Mulokot Foundation, together with the Paramount Chief of the Wayana, Ipomadi Pelenapin.

Jupta is alumni of the UN OHCHR Indigenous Fellow programme in Geneve [2018], the Nia Tero Fellowship program [2020] and of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State in [2022].

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