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IB Students Host Moi Enomenga, Leader of the Huaroni Tribe

Valdosta High School International Baccalaureate students, along with their Theory of Knowledge teacher, Rob Grimes, had the distinct honor of welcoming  as their special guest, Moi Enomenga, leader of the Huaroni people in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Enomenga returned for a follow-up visit to Valdosta State where he was the presidential speaker in 2006 promoting indigenous people's awareness, and detailing his tribe's historical and ongoing fight with the oil companies in the Amazon.  


Enomenga enjoyed breakfast provided by VHS IB students, followed by an entertaining and informative presentation and an hour-long question and answer session where the students were informed by the charismatic Enomenga, through translator and host, Dr. Susan Wehling, about tribal life in the Ecuadorian rainforest.  For more information visit,