Honored to be connecting with you all once again virtually, and around the sacred fire! here and join forces for a higher purpose. We will pray to our Mother Earth, we will sing traditional songs of the jungle, and we will ask the great spirits for peace on our great planet Earth!
During these times of great turbulence, it is very important to ground ourselves in light, and truth, and harness the energy the universe is now making available to humanity! These sacred
ceremonies are a way for us human beings to connect with nature, mother nature in her pure beauty and full force. Full throttle, the energy of the forest is no joke! We are here to pray, and we
are here to cleanse away old patterns and paradigms that no longer serve us! In order to create the society we want to live in, we must first release all these ancestral memories that are no
longer helpful to our global community!
We look to indigenous ways, and ancient traditions to be able to remember the way to live in harmony with our planet. The way to live in harmony with all beings, four legged friends, flies, blades of grass, and human beings, we are all one. And through these rituals we can remember a bit of our true potential!
We are here to become ourselves, loose the patterns, loose the thoughts, BE YOU! The medicines allow us to move forward with our own uniqueness and purpose! These sacred sacraments will show you the mirror of your own life, and through this knowledge of self, may you be of service to our unfolding humanity!
Peace on all levels, harmony in our hearts, may we transcend these tests together~
I invite you to participate this upcoming weekend in two nights of healing and celebration..
Tuwe Huni Kui in His Own Words
My name is Tuwe, I am from the Huni Kui people. I live in the Kaxinawá Indigenous Land of the Humaitá River, in the village São Vicente, which is located in the municipality of Tarauacá, in the state of Acre, Brazil
I am the son of a traditional leader, who was the first person that began the struggle for the demarcation of our land and the securing of our rights. He began to work with a plan for us to organize. I am continuing the work that he started.
I am President of the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the Humaita River- ASPIRH, a filmmaker, and an indigenous agroforestry agent, working in the territorial and environmental management of our land and it’s surroundings. This involves various actions: surveillance, inspection, implementation of agroforestry systems, as well as the control of waste, management of natural resources, such as straw for covering houses, raising of native bees,repopulation of turtles, etc.
Some people say wealth is to have a lot of money but for us, indigenous peoples that live in the forest, this is not so. Wealth is to have an abundance of fish, game, a healthy forest,our medicines, and a life of quality in the forest. All this guarantees the future of the new generations, because it is not worth it for us to think just about the present, we have to think as well for the future of our children.
Tuwe Huni Kuin is an indigenous youth leader, a spokesperson for his peoples and their issues domestically and internationally, and is also a film maker who is currently documenting an emerging issue on the border between Peru and Brazil - peoples in voluntary isolation are forced to leave their lands and are approaching the territories of the Kaxinawa peoples of theWestern Amazon.
Who Are the Huni Kui (Kaxinawá)
In the state of Acre, the largest indigenous population is composed of my people, the Huni Kuin, also known as the Kaxinawá. We are called Huni Kui to signify true people. We are distributed in 12 lands in Acre, some bordering with Peru. Although we are considered just one people, there are cultural, social, political differences among the communities, as well as in how we organize and how we live.
Today we have what is ours: demarcated land, our autonomy, and we are working in a policy to show to Brazil and the world who we are, how we live and what we are doing on planet Earth.
The Kaxinawá Indigenous Land ofthe Humaitá River- Hene shãwãyà, was demarcated in 1983, with an extension of 127,383 hectares, distributed in 5 villages with approximately 520 people, men, women, youth and children, composed of various social categories. It is located in the municipality of Tarauacá/Acre, up the Muru River, located on the left bank.
With the lands demarcated, with the conflicts appeased and with recognition of the indigenous identity, a strong “pro-culture” movement was born and is growing day after day among the Kaxinawá, mainly in the village of São Vicente, on the Humaitá River, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, distant four days by boat from the Turauacá-AC municipality.
The Kaxinawá peoples’ history was marked by violent conflicts and armed expeditions that resulted in massacres, theintroduction of viral diseases, slavery, exacerbation of intertribal conflicts, occupation of ancient traditional territories by northeastern rubber tappers and frontiersmen, which resulted in the dispersion of the culture and traditional knowledge. This historical situation lasted until the end of the 70’s, when the Kaxinawá of the Jordão and Humaitá Rivers began their cooperative movements and began to fight for the regularization of their lands. It was the beginning of a new time, known as the “time of rights”, marked by the freecommercialization of rubber, by the cooperative movement, by the conquest and demarcation of their lands, by the emergence of schools and indigenous school education.
The search for the strengthening of culture led to intercultural and intertribal exchange, a growth of interest on the part of the youth in ancestral customs, the redemption of intangible heritage. A big part of the culture of the Huni Kuin people are their sacred medicines.
Juliana Yasa has extensively studied the traditions of the Huni Kuin lineage, Native American traditions, and Brazilian shamanism. She helps Tuwe co-facilate large Ayahuasca ceremonies around the
world. Working with these sacred plant medicines, she has been called to awaken the sacred feminine. Her studies in religions, astrology, yoga, ayurvedic medicine, breathing techniques and
meditation have allowed her to discover occult wisdoms within all of life forms, which brings a deep feminine intuition, as well as a good balance into the ceremonies. She is Tuwe’s partner,
translator, assistant, and apprentice. Her indigenous name, Yasa, was given to her by Tuwe’s father, Vicente, in their village of Sao Vicente on the river Humaita. Yasa means family, and unity.
It also represents the spreading of a seed, like the spreading of this new consciousness through these sacred plants. She has a deep connection with this medicine ancestrally, and spiritually.
The sacred masculine and feminine are always working together in this beautiful dance of life.
This Ritual comes from the lineage of Tuwe's ancestors. He is a trained medicine man, and leader of his people. He has been trained and prepared by his father, and elders of his lineage for the mission of sharing the medicines, and their culture with the out side world. His mission to share these ways will preserve these ancient sacred teachings, and plant seeds for all of the future generations, The Huni Kuin tribe, also known as Kaxinawa, is one of the most prominent indigenous cultures of the Amazon Rain forest, in the regions of Brazil and Peru. Tuwe comes from Acre, Brazil. On the indigenous land of Kaxinawa, of the river Humaita, onthe border with Peru. Tuwes village takes about 3 days by boat from the closest city to the river, but last trip to the states thanks to everyones support we were able to buy a new boat that helps the villagers get in and out of the forest in 7 hours. Deep in the forest, his land is still shared with 4 un-contacted tribes. The Ayahuasca medicine they use traditionally and culturally are passed directly from the anaconda to their ancestors. Nothing is made up in these rituals, and have been used for hundreds of years in the rain forest. When preparing for a ceremony with this sacred plant medicine, it is good to set clear intentions. Focus on what you want, always drink with a purpose.