GUARDIANS OF THE AMAZONAS
Promote, protect, safeguard the culture, the forest and the traditions of the peoples of the Amazon.
GUARDIANES DE LA AMAZONIA
Global leaders must accept that crucial in the fight against emissions, massive deforestation and pollution, the forest must be protected and the environmental heritage must be managed by indigenous people.
Guardians De L’Amazònia
Our mission is to promote and safeguard the culture and traditions of the peoples of the Amazon.
- To conserve the heritage of knowledge of these endangered peoples based on oral traditions and spiritual practices and to offer this invaluable legacy to new generations.
- To protect and disseminate the cultural and spiritual heritage of these peoples: art, language, dances, tales, myths, music, and in general everything that constitutes the cosmology of the Amazonian peoples, and especially their close link with nature, of which they feel they are an inseparable part.
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Indigenous peoples and climate change
On the brink of collapse, our civilisation is beginning to realise the urgency of returning to mother nature.
Protection of the territory
Perhaps one of the keys to change is precisely an educational approach that, from early childhood, takes into account children’s needs and, in particular, their need for contact with nature.
Encourage the anthropological study of their customs, providing the means to create programmes for the protection of their ethnobotanical and pharmacological heritage, and especially the use of their medicines, sacred plants and traditional practices.
Our association is currently collaborating with the Puyanáwa people, carrying out several projects that encompass a large part of the mission and objectives of “Guardians de l’Amazònia”:
The Puyanawa double CD recording project has made possible the recording, mixing, mastering and production of the first album of the Puyanawa ethnic group, Mancio Lima, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil.
This is the first time that the Puyanawa people have made a professional recording of their traditional music.
The project for the making and production of the documentary Tierra Sagrada Peyabakebu Puyanawa, aims to make viable the production, filming and editing of a documentary which tells the story of this indigenous people; the Puyanawa ethnic group from the state of Acre, Brazil and their will to recover their original and sacred lands.
“For those of us who live in tropical forests, trees, plants, animals and micro-organisms are members of our community. We also have deities that protect the trees and the waters. And we have sacred trees.
Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The project of making and editing the story; The Puyanawa and the Coloured Caterpillar, was born with several main objectives; on the one hand it is the first story (myth) that explains the recent history of the tribe. Although it includes 4 generations in one, it is totally based on true facts. It is also the first book written in the Puyanawa language in addition to the tribe’s own grammar.
The project Indigenous Territory: Culture, Production and Environmental Management, aims to strengthen the work of AMAAIC (Association of the Movement of Indigenous Agro-Florestal Agents of Acre) for the struggle for land, culture, traditional food, practices and ancestral knowledge through a 3-month trip, being two in Huni Kuin villages with focus on the Jordão River and we will also pass through Ashaninka and Kuntanawa villages.
Learn about the customs of the Amazonian tribes.
Discover the most representative animals and plants of the jungle.
To experience and live sensations in contact with the environment.
To value the traditions of ancestral cultures.
ExpoFotos Guardians Project Seeks to show the faces of the guardians of the Puyanawa people in the Amazon. We want to promote the culture and knowledge that is hidden behind a forest that is threatened by a future that only knows how to deforest and destroy what many of us want to protect.
Expo Fotos Guardians
Land tenure in many parts of Brazil remains uncertain and contested.
These problems have recently been exacerbated by changes in the legal framework regulating protected areas and the land market. A particular challenge facing attempts to improve land tenure security and governance in Brazil is the lack of a single, integrated assessment of all types of land.