After being held at gunpoint in Zimbabwe and caught in a civil uprising in Mali, UND anthropologist Marcia Mikulak is known to put research ahead of her own safety. But after years of calling attention to the plight of a northeastern Brazilian tribe, she recently saw her effort save someone else.
In October, she heard the criminal sentences of a tribal leader and more than 40 tribal members had been removed after a long battle for their freedom.
“Part of me was angry, and part of me was ‘Thank God, he won’t go to prison and die,’” said Mikulak.
Via Greg Downey