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Message from the Legendary Elder Siblings

I write this in-flight, returning from a magical trip to the Kogi of Colombia. I write this having seen and heard the airport TV reports of the trauma that continues to dominate US politics, as well as those in many other countries. Last year my Ecuadorian partner, Daniel Koupermann, and I took a group to the amazing lands of the Kogi – people who have a message for us all. They came down from

Occupy The Dam – Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising

In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.            Last month, hundreds of indigenous demonstrators began dismantling a dam in the heart ofBrazil’s rainforest to protest the destruction it will bring to lands they have loved and

Avatar In The Amazon

“Avatar” hit home for many of us, but perhaps nowhere was it more poignant than among indigenous people in the Amazon. If there were ever a place that came close to the magical world of Pandora in James Cameron’s new film Avatar, it would probably be the Amazon. There may not be butterflies that look like flying squid, but in the Amazon can you eat giant worms and lemon flavored