COVID-19 South American Indigenous Emergency Fund

This fundraiser is now closed, but we have started another campaign in response to an unprecedented threat to Indigenous lands and lives in the Amazon. Read more here:


In Earth’s Care / Teis das 5 Curas: Covid-19 South American Indigenous Emergency Fund 

This emergency fund will support Indigenous communities in South America who are part of the "Teia das 5 Curas" network. This network of Indigenous communities contributes to the Musagetes Foundation’s Towards Braiding program, reframing the arts as inseparable from practices of healing, wellbeing and life-long learning.

The Covid-19 emergency funds are administered by the Musagetes Foundation in Canada and will be used for food and water security, as well as the health care expenses of members of the partner Indigenous communities.

The network proposes a framework for global change that involves five dimensions of healing (5 curas): healing of the intellect, healing of the senses/feelings, healing of relations, healing of exchanges, and healing of cycles. To learn more about this, go to .

The communities that will receive 100% of the funds are the following: Pitaguary de Monguba-CE, Jenipapo-Kanindé-CE, Funi-ô-PE, Tremembé da Barra do Mundau-CE, Pataxó-BA, and Huni kui-AC.

Towards Braiding is a program created and curated by Elwood Jimmy and Vanessa Andreotti to shape better generative relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The principles of this work are described in the Towards Braiding book available here as a free download. The second book in that series is titled Towards Scarring the Collective Soul Wound, by Cash Ahenahew, available here.

Note: Musagetes will transfer 100% of the funds to the communities. Despite Musagetes’ charitable status in Canada, donations are not eligible for tax-receipts due to regulations governing charitable giving.

Organizer and beneficiary

Towards Braiding
Guelph, ON
Musagetes Foundation

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