Since 2007 the Santis have been legally prohibited from practicing commercial tourism in their "Purina Tambu", Reserve territory, around the confluence of the Llushin and Kuyuimi rivers. The 1200ha reserve is ancestral territory of the clan that they have recovered by means of private purchase of seven smallholdings over the previous 20 years. The land … Continue reading Maintenance in the Eternal Forest
At Wayusa School's home base Wayusa Runa we are growing tobacco to share teachings and wisdom with the global community. We cultivate it here so that others may experience, enjoy, and experiment with its endless and profound teachings. We prepared more space to nurture the abundance of tobacco plants that had sprouted from the … Continue reading Honoring the Tobacco Way
Ecuador's largest province of Pastaza is renowned for its immeasurable biodiversity in plants and people, and such indigenous populations as the Kichwa, Shuar, Achuar, Waorani, Andua, Shiwiar, and Sapara communities dwell here. Just outside of the region's capital of Puyo, adjacent to the community of Rio Chico (where Flavio's grandfather Virgilio Santi once lived) lies … Continue reading Growing A School
After completing a vigorous and successful night of healings with tobacco and ancestral songs, Flavio, his wife Beatriz, and close friends made their way to Tsleil-Waututh territory just outside of Vancouver, BC. It was pouring rain on a very cold November day, but nothing was going to prevent this meeting from happening, as the group … Continue reading A Living Prophecy
The section of land beside the site of the Wayusa School lies within a critical ecological corridor and is an 80-hectare tract of thickly forested slopes and crystalline rivers, including sacred waterfalls. Flavio’s grandfather and his ancestors would drink plant medicines in these powerful sites in order to give them strength on their long journeys … Continue reading [NEWS] Call to action!
Join us for a night of mythology, music, and magic with Flavio Santi and friends. This is a fundraiser for the Wayusa School and Cultural Heritage Projects. 100% of the proceeds support the indigenous economy and protection of ancestral lands. Location: 1355 Kingsway St. Vancouver, BC