Chief Ninawa Huni Kui — The Amazon Forest is Screaming

The Amazonforest is screaming event

Record breaking forest fires, irreversible bio-diversity loss, exponential deforestation, atypical floods, droughts and extreme weather, toxic substances in the soil and the water, harmful carbon trading practices, illegal invasions of protected territories…

When did we lose our capacity to sense and respond to to these and other pressing threats to the continued possibility of life on the planet?

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui will present the analysis and the wake-up call that have been issued by the Huni Kui people who, along with other Indigenous groups, are considered the Guardians of the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Ninawa Huni Kui is the President of the Federation of the Huni Kui people in Acre, Brazil. He is the spokesperson for nearly 15000 Indigenous people in 104 villages across 12 Indigenous territories. Ninawa is also a medicine student at the Amazonian University of Pando, in Bolivia.

This gathering is part of the Ode’min Cooking School, a fluid series of Indigenous-centred lectures, workshops, and knowledge and practice sharing, sponsored by Musagetes. Thank you to Dr. Vanessa Andreotti for facilitating Ninawa’s presence in Toronto.