》》𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 《《
How to honor and respect Amazonian Indigenous traditions? The people, their ancestors, their wisdom, and the ecosystems of the Earth from which many plant medicines come.
Many of us are working with indigenous traditional medicine - something that collectively we've brought our Western consumerist mindsets and values to. We've taken it and made it our own. (What has been happening in the plant medicine world as it propagates the West deserves a deeper examination and conversation.)
How can we support the communities? Their livelihoods, their health, their lands that are deeply impacted. I know many are working in this area- some of you on the ground. Thank you. None of it is perfect, but we start where we can. Our energy of gratitude and our resources bring awareness to the reciprocity and repair that is needed...
From the sales of the plant medicines, textiles and jewelry this year, I am returning as much as I can back to organizations that support the communities. Here's who I'm supporting. All have incredible missions. Check them out!
1- 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻, Helena Gualinga and Amazon Watch
2- 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵, Supporting indigenous leaders in Brazil
3- 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗽𝗶𝗯𝗼 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻𝘀 & 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀, Alianza Arkana
4- 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗼𝗻, Alianza Arkana