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Yubaka Hayrá

Gathering of the Indigenous Peoples of the Jurua River

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What is Yubaka Hayra?

In the heart of the River Jurua, known as the most sinuous in the world, Indigenous Peoples are gathering to ask the forest how to respond to some of the biggest threats faced by the Amazon Rainforest, and also, humanity as a whole. With more than three-hundreds Indigenous people representing fifteen nations and several uncontacted tribes, Yubaka Hayra is one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous Amazonian voices, and a vital space for the unifying of the Amazon's forest guardians.

 

Yubaka Hayra is an Indigenous social movement. Like the physical movement of the Jurua river and the sacred caapi plant (used for the making of ayahuasca) this gathering weaves communities with Nature. Yubaka Hayra is an ayahuasca ritual, a political summit and a form of decision-making in which people think and move as forest, as river, as plant, as one.

Unlike a conventional political conference, Yubaka Hayra draws on the power of medicinal plants to help spiritual leaders in the Jurua region find ways to address climate and environmental challenges. We cannot expect to find solutions to nature's crisis, if only humans are allowed at the roundtable. This is a major effort to unite the peoples of the Amazon so that, with worldwide support, local communities can can act as united guardians against the proposed Transoceanic Highway, deforestation, drug trafficking and forest fires.

YOUR DONATION IS VITAL

SUPPORT AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF THE JURUA 

You too can play a part in the great Amazonian gathering!

Represented nations:

 

Apolima Arara

Ashaninka
Huni Kuin
Jaminawa

Jaminawá Arara

Kuntanawa
Manxineru

Nawa
Noke Koi

Nukini
Puyanawa

Shanenawa

Shawãdawa

Yawanawá