How do people connect and support with indigenous communities in a respectful way?
The best way is to coordinate directly with the community, those who would like to visit indigenous communities and discover our medicine have the opportunity to do so.
Our community is always open to sharing our medicine. Right now we live in a globalised world where many things from outside arrive in our community. Indigenous communities want to teach about our medicine, to share our medicine in a responsible way.
Those who want to visit the community can do so, the community is open to receive visitors and willing to share our medicine. That’s a really good point. That’s what we want. What we are looking for is a balance, where no-one is above or below anyone else.
A balance between the two parts. It’s also what we want to create within the community, through education. We see that currently the education system is monopolised, it’s not working, it’s not doing us any good.
Everything that we are currently seeing in the world, or let’s say in Latin America, is the result of a monopolised education system that teaches people to exploit all natural resources without thinking about the future, about sustainability, only to think as consumers.
The search of the human being to live in balance is the first stage of waking up the consciousness, of how we want to live as a society, how we want to live as very different cultures in balance.
I feel that this is the message that we receive through our sacred medicine. That’s why these alliances are important, to meet all of you, through this means. In the future, we could work together towards what we really want, a much better and more just society, without destroying our beautiful mother nature.'