Online presentation made on Tuesday June 2nd for the Ecuadorian Society of Ethnobiology and the Latin American Society of Ethnobiology (SOLAE) by Didier Lacaze Introduction Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Didier Lacaze. My background is not academic. It is based rather on a life experience of about 40 years, in direct contact with theContinue Reading The Rebellion of the Animals, the Plants…Nature
Here is a new video in which we propose a recipe of some plants to strengthen our body and prevent us from diseases in this complicated period and of course after
I am not the first person to propose addressing the health of indigenous peoples in the Amazon from the perspective of collective rights. I would only like to go a little deeper into the subject, aiming for a slightly distinctive view on health, education and economy, not only from the perspective of the collective rightsContinue Reading Indigenous Health, from the the laws and rights of Nature
On March 17, 2020, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Pastaza province, due to a never-before-seen flood of the Bobonaza River, the houses of the Ancestral Kichwa People of Pakayaku all remained under water and people lost everything; Two suspension bridges were destroyed, the water system and the chacras or food gardens, which are where people get most ofContinue Reading CALL OF SUPPORT FOR THE DAMINIFIED OF THE KICHWA COMMUNITY OF PAKAYAKU, DUE TO THE OVERFLOW OF THE BOBONAZA RIVER.
Yesterday, Rosa and Didier traveled to Pakayaku to recognize and assess the damage caused by the rise of the Bobonaza River on March 17 and meet with Pakayaku authorities and members. Going down the Bobonaza from Canelos to Pakayaku (1h30) People have started to set up tents with the plastics and to connect parts ofContinue Reading Reconnaissance trip to Pakayacu – 03/24/2020
In the world of projects,other than what is done in the field, what often ends up being most interesting is what happens behind the scenes. We do things, and other things happen, which then creates more things, and so on and so forth. Eventually, our projects merge with other projects, personal or collective ones, inContinue Reading Health and life in the Amazon
“In the indigenous world, traditions teach that to “live well” one must value the knowledge and wisdom of the elderly, as well as maintain a respectful and harmonious relationship with nature” Health, from the indigenous worldview, is the result of the application of norms, knowledge and traditional practices of each indigenous people and culture. TheseContinue Reading INDIGENOUS HEALTH