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
In 2017, the First Ayahuasca Indigenous Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) was held in Acre, in response to the two AYA World Ayahuasca Conference, organised in 2014 and 2016, by researchers from the fields of medicine, ethnobotany, psychology, pharmacology, and anthropology, to discuss the effects of the drink, their experiences in the treatment of chemical dependency and depression, andContinue Reading First Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) in Acre
Since 1964, Chevron has operated an oil field in northern Ecuador, near Lago Agrio. This exploitation has led to the contamination of ecosystems and diseased many of the indigenous populations living around. In 2018, the International Private Court in La Haye opposes the conviction of Chevron and overturns the decision. The Ecuadorian government is fined $Continue Reading Ecuadorian government sentenced against multinational oil corporation Chevron / Texaco
On September 5, nineteen women from the association of midwives from Arajuno met to practice the preparation of improved natural remedies. The women also were informed about the nature of the agreement signed with ACIA, thus marking the start of a new phase of work with Sacha Warmi to strengthen the association of Kichwa womenContinue Reading II Meeting of the Kichwa Midwives of Arajuno
On August 24, 25, and 26 of August, the XV Congress of the Kichwa communities and organizations of the province of Pastaza took place, making an important step towards unification, calling for a general agreement and the solidarity to continue the fight for the recognition of the collective rights of the indigenous communities and forContinue Reading XV Congress of the Council Kichwa of Pastaza (NAOKIP)
On August 22, ACIA and Sacha Warmi signed an Agreement of Collaboration to promote interculturality in Health, to strengthen the association of kichwa midwives of Arajuno, and to implement strategies of community communication in the territory of ACIA with their radio Station Jatari 93.4 FM.
On July 26, at the request of the women of AMUPAKIN, Sacha Warmi carried out a workshop on the production of natural remedies at the headquarters of the organization, in Archidona (Napo). Ten midwives participated.
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
The proposal of interculturality in Ecuador, specifically aimed at health, has been around for more than two decades, although its political, organizational, normative and institutional precedents date back to the end of the 20th century. ‘Interculturality’ reflects and summarizes different political projects, in some cases parallel, in others complementary and in others contradictory. The termContinue Reading HEALTH, INTERCULTURALITY AND RIGHTS