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Proyecto Harakbut: the Culture and Oral traditions of Madre de Dios forest guardians
Harakbut People
Madre de Dios, Amazon, Peru
Hectares: 5,500



Yesica Patiachi became an internet sensation after her speech before Pope Francis, during a Vatican visit to the Peruvian Amazon in 2018, became viral given Yesica's passionate plea for the the Amazon Forest. Yesica is an educator, activist and community leader of the Harakbut tribe in Madre de Dios, Peru.


She was the first person to publish a bilingual version of the Harakbut peoples' myths and stories, which she did to preserve and maintain the oral tradition of her people.


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