Between the months of March and May, while some were taking advantage of the pandemic to deforest the Amazon, we decided to use part of the confinement time to reforest it.
Indigenous and intercultural health systems For today or tomorrow? Without a doubt, the current health crisis has pushed the issue of health to the forefront. In other words, health, which in a “normal” situation used to be one of our last concerns, has now become a priority. We all know that this issue used toContinue Reading THE LESSONS OF COVID-19
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
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
What do the recent dramatic floods of the Bobonaza River and the Covid-19 epidemic have in common? Both – the floods and the epidemics, are the result of deforestation and over-exploitation of animals – hosts of viruses and other pathogenic agents. They are the result of an extractivist relationship between cities and forests. If thereContinue Reading The Rebellion of Animals, of Plants… 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
Click HERE to download the PDF and to SHARE it ! My name is Rosa Canelos, and it is my honor to present the ceramic art of my people, the Kichwa, at the 16th Annual International Folk Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 12-14, 2019. I am seeking to raise $2,750 to coverContinue Reading Amazonian Ceramics from Kawsak Sacha – The Living Forest – ECUADOR