Cooperation with the Huni Kuin

Living Gaia cooperates with the people of the Huni Kuin in Jordao, in the state of Acre in Brazil. The Huni Kuin live in the forest near the border to Peru.
It is a big concern for us to share and bridge
the knowledge and wisdom of the
indigenous cultures in the Amazon with the knowledge and wisdom of Western cultures. In our times it seems very important to connect the indiginous world and the modern world, to exchange knowldedge and create something new from that. That is why we are very happy about the close relationship that we have built up with the people of the Huni Kuin.

Our cooperation is taking place at different levels:

  • We support Batani Huni Kuin in acquiring a house for herself and her children in Jordao to establish a women's union. More information here.
  • We are establishing an intensive exchange with the Huni Kuin on Living Gaia. The first exchange camp took place in July 2016. The second one in July 2017 and the next one is expected to take place in July 2019.
  • We support the Cooperativa Huni Kuin and would like to convert for the municipality of Jordao one boat on solar energy together with the SolarWaterWorld AG from Berlin. For this project we are looking for financial supporters.

Below you find pictures from the Xina Bena Festival 2013 and the Encotro in April 2016 both taking place in Jordao, Acre, Brasil.