Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Medicines and Behaviour Change
This initiative aims at highlighting the importance of integrating conventional science with ancestral, traditional, and indigenous knowledge. The central objective is to examine the ways in which different traditional medicines (e.g. Ayahuasca, rã Kampô) that are used in indigenous rituals are perceived to change people’s views of nature and, consequently, the way they relate to nature. The initiative also aims at helping different indigenous people such as the Yawanawá and Huni Kuin to keep their traditions and medicines safe by identifying and cataloging new traditional medicines, creating local knowledge and etno-cultural-botanic centers, protecting indigenous access, patent and benefit-sharing rights, and promoting knowledge-sharing between different cultures. If you want to collaborate and better understand this project, please be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guardians of the Forest
We need your help to make an equally beautiful and urgent documentary! It’s about the Guajajara people in Brazil who are defending their territory from illegal loggers destroying their forest. But it’s much more at stake than that! On the same land lives the Awa-Guaja uncontacted people which are in great danger of becoming extinct. Will they and their traditional culture survive? This is the story of some brave people who are willing to risk everything to defend one of the last wilderness on the planet.
Zero Waste Community
Waste is building up in remote indigenous villages in the Brazilian Amazon forest, threatening the health of indigenous people and the environment they depend on. But with your support its possible to help the Mutum village in the Yawanawa Indigenous Territory to transform itself into the first zero-waste village in the Amazon.
Help us to keep the Amazon Forest free of waste!
Environmental Defenders Security Framework
Between 2003 and 2015, nearly 900 indigenous people were murdered in Brazil. We are currently witnessing an increase in rural conflicts, land expropriation, and violence. Frontline environmental defenders are being killed in record numbers. In partnership with Not1More, the overall objective of this project is to reinforce the capacity of environmental defenders around the world, to protect human rights and alert duty bearers. This framework is being designed in consultation with environmental defenders to address their urgent needs for appropriate, tailored security support; means to overcome impunity and access legal aid; and to improve access to international support through networking. For more information, visit Not1More and their Facebook page.