We are raising funds for the Gathering of Western Tribes of Nicaragua September 13th-15th! As the date approaches we are still in need of a bit more funds looking towards the beauty that is community and family to help us achieve our goal!
This event is a 3 day gathering bringing together leaders, curanderas, and youth representatives of various indigenous communities. Some of the lineages represented will be Chorotega, Nahua, Matagalpa as well as a family of Miskito curanderos.
With the funds raised we will be covering the costs of travel for the elders & healers from their villages to our community in Matagalpa, as well as provide them with 3 meals daily, body work & traditional medicine.
The majority of our country’s population is still indigenous yet we suffer greatly from colonial amnesia & have shame around our roots. So this work is of the absolute importance to bring back accessibility & love to our ancestral medicine, language, dance & way of life.
Our 2 major intentions for this gathering are ....
1. To weave together a clear path of communication between our tribes so that when Curanderas come from the Amazon or Nahuatl teachers come from Mexico they can stop in multiple communities & spread the medicine & knowledge in a efficient way!
2. The Peace & Dignity Journeys Nicaragua 2020, which is a intercontinental run that takes place every 4 years uniting indigenous communities from Alaska to Tierra de Fuego. It has played a major role in connecting our families & tribes here in Western Nica so it is of the highest priority for us to plan for next years run!
Any donations we make past the requested $1,950 will go towards field trips for our Matagalpan Youth Crew visit sacred sites & put down prayers of tobacco & song.
Tlazocamati ica mopalehui! Thank you for your support!
Ma mitzteochihua Cihuacoatl! May the Serpent Woman bless you!
Tlazohtla huan Tlahuilli, Teotl Telas Team Cooperativa de Mujeres Indígenas de San Ramon Jornadas de Paz y Dignidad Nicaragua