Yorenka Tasorentsi is the dream-come-true of environmental activist and spiritual leader Benki Piyãko. It has continued the Ashaninka project of reforesting farmland even at the brink of urban spaces in the Amazon, capping a 2.5 million-tree reforestation effort using ancient and current techniques of agroforestry to obtain the highest biodiversity.LEARN MORE
A global crowdfunding campaign to support indigenous, riverside peoples, and black "quilombola" communities and all other defenders of Brazilian ecosystems. As Brazilian indigenous activist and curator, Ailton Krenak, has said: “while a dozen sovereign villages living in a network of sustainable communities can save a valley, and thirty can save a region, one thousand villages and their networks could save an entire country."
A Huni Kuin myth tells us that the birds and animals which begin to cry and fill the forest with their songs and voices at dawn impart to us a magical reenactment of creation. Nixpupima initiates undergo a diet and a ritual seclusion as well as moments of ritual silence, exchange and exhaustive dancing. The idea is to become a talented singer like the birds whose songs command the early morning or to become a great orator like the howler monkey whose voice echoes over long distances.