The Yawanawa community is currently led by Tashka and Laura Yawanawa. Tashka Yawanawa had served as Chief of the Yananawa since 2001. In just a few years, Tashka and his wife Laura (MixtecaZapoteca) have worked to increase Yawanawa territory, reinvigorate Yawanawa culture, and establish economically and socially empowering relationships with the outside world.

The Yawanawa community and their allies are developing a new model of sustainability that allows the Yawanawa to protect the rainforest and engage with the outside world on their own terms, without losing their cultural and spiritual identity, this footage is a privilege to those who watch. Enjoy and hope to see you at the Festival someday!

Get to Know some of the Brazilian Native Populations, their art and culture: 

KaxinawaKuntanawa – YawanawaTupi Guarani – Puyanawa

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