My name is André, I am born and raised in Brazil, I lived in Germany for 4 years and am currently traveling through South America. This crowdfunding is to support the amazonian tribe of the Huni Kuin in South Amazon, Brazil. There are more than 10800 Huni Kuin people living in the brazilian demarcated territories (in the state of Acre), which are spread along the Tarauacá, Jordão, Breu, Muru, Envira, Humaitá and Purus rivers.
I know the Huni Kuin for 9 years and they really helped me with my understanding of the world, especially in terms of nature and spirituality, which is why it is a matter of the heart to me to give something back to them.
I last visited the Mati txana Mukaya village near the Humaitá river in August 2016. Back then I received a request for help from the leader of the village, which houses a community of 96 young and old members. The village requires support in the form of various tools and materials, water supply, energy and the construction of a community house called Shubua. The Shubua is the spiritual centre of the village where everything important is taking place - school, religion, tradition, meetings and decision-making about the innovations and improvements of the village.
The support of the Huni Kuin village is more than a personal vision, it’s also an opportunity of cultural and spiritual exchange that can benefit modern society in many ways. The Huni Kuin have ancient wisdom and consciousness about the world which got lost in most parts of this modern and fast changing world. It’s their wish to create a connection to the whole world to show their tradition and exchange knowledge via computer, internet, videos and photos but also in person.
We from Erdbewegung believe that the ancient wisdom of indigenous people around the world has a lot of answers to many problems we're facing today. We have long ago crossed the limits of this planet and are now facing the serious consequences of climate change and a polluted world. Indigenous people like the Huni Kuin can help us to bring us back to our connection with nature and our roots. Our vision is to work hand in hand towards a green and sustainable future, where all life is respected.
To sum up the idea of this crowdfunding is to bring self choosen infrastructure for the Huni Kuin: on the one hand to strengthen their own skills, knowledge and resources while preserving their traditions and language. On the other hand, to build a bridge of exchange between Amazon and Europe by organising workshops and school exchanges in order to share biological, medical and spiritual knowledge and wisdom.
Thank you for your time!
Andre, Erdbwegung e.V. - Verein für ein global Miteinander