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!