Boa Vista village
is located in the Huni Kuin indigenous land, in the middle of the Jordan River. It is a place where its inhabitants live the traditional culture and spirituality intensely. Recently, through partnerships established by local leaders, such as Txaná Ikakuru, a diet house and a new Shunuã were built for the community. This has created more structure to receive people and for the community itself to hold its meetings and studies.
Pajé Ikamuru has a very important job in this village, regarding the planting and research of medicinal plants, treatment of diseases, and preparation of traditional medicines. He acts as a real doctor and teacher, passing on his knowledge of the various forms of healing within the tradition to the younger people and those interested in the subject, as well as praying, singing and treating the sick. Together with his son Nawa Panã, he has been dreaming of building a space where they can prepare medicines from the forest, not only for the community, but also to serve his network of friends and partners around the world.
The Guardians of the Forest Institute has been a partner of the Huni Kuin people for 14 years. It is a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Amazon and strengthening the traditional culture of the peoples that inhabit it. With projects in the areas of cultural heritage registration, cultural exchanges, medicinal plants, food security, indigenous education and infrastructure, the IGF has been supporting the Pajé Ikamuru and will accompany the process of development of the work.
Fundraising for the construction of the space, within the format of traditional Huni Kuin architecture.
Construction of the infrastructure, with constant water supply.
Fundraising for the purchase of the necessary utensils for the preparation of Nixi Pãe and other traditional medicines.
Medicine brewing workshop with Pajé Ikamuru and guests
The project for the construction of the house for the preparation of medicines from the forest will run in the following stages:
HOW THE RESOURCES WILL BE USED
The amount proposed for this campaign, will serve to cover the costs of building the house and water collection.
5 thousand euros
Material for construction
10 thousand euros
Captation and water supply structure
5 thousand euros
Labor from outside the village
PRESERVING CULTURE TO BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE
Believing that the future is in the ancestry and in teachings transmitted by Huni Kuin elders, when they say that culture is the greatest protection, we share this dream of PajéIkamuru and his family, to strengthen the practices of traditional healing, knowledge exchange and organization of appropriate structure to have good working conditions within the native Huni Kuin tradition.
This campaign transacts the funds collected in a transparent digital account, with operations registered in blockchain.
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