Living Gaia has been cooperating with the Huni Kuin people in Jordao, in the state of Acre, Brazil, since 2013. The Huni Kuin live there in the rainforest on the border to Peru. It is very important for us to combine the knowledge and wisdom of the indigenous cultures of the Amazon with the knowledge and wisdom of Western cultures. Especially today it is extremely important to bring together the indigenous and the modern world and to create something new out of the exchange. That is why we are very happy about the close connection we have established with the Huni Kuin.
Our cooperation takes place on different levels:
The Encontro Camp
We plan to establish a regular intensive exchange with the Huni Kuin on Living Gaia. The first exchange camp took place in July 2016, the second and third Encontro in July 2017 and 2019. Here you will find pictures and impressions of the last intercultural, colourful exchange.
The next Encontro camp will take place from June 19-25th 2020. For further information about the program provided in English click here.
We collect donations for the project "Land purchase in the Amazon". Due to the political situation in Brazil, indigenous people and the Amazon are threatened. We are looking for financial support to buy a large piece of land in the Region of Jordao to secure their endangered habitat and to reforest areas that have already been deforestated.
Further information about the Huni Kuin
Here is a short and insightful video about the culture of Huni Kuin, Copyright Video: Satya Zoa. There is also a very interesting and informative 30-minute film about the Huni Kuin and its history (in Portuguese with English subtitles).
Below are some photos from the Xina Bena Festival 2013 and the Encontro in Jordao in March/April 2016 both taking place in Jordao, Acre, Brazil.