Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon

Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon

By Dmitri Allicock

Hope is a bird
With wonderful feathers
That sits on the boughs of the soul
And sings the song of living
It is ubiquitous, free of cost
The last thing ever lost…

 We must approach this fount of nature, respect and understand the purity of indigenous life and what it has to offer…

Amazonian forest girl The rich and complex natural tapestry of Amazonia’s forest life is interwoven with the indigenous peoples. Although the majority of people in the Amazon live in cities and towns, there are still many indigenous groups living in the jungle, some who have had no contact with our “outside” world and yet to be discovered.

These people rely on the forest for their way of life. It provides almost everything from food and shelter to tools and medicines, as well as playing a crucial role in people’s spiritual and cultural life.  

The people living in the forest make practical and sustainable use of the forest, and live within the constraints of this harsh environment. We have much to learn from their unique and valuable perceptions.

From them we can learn to live sustainably, within the limits required by the planet’s ecosystem. Rainforest cultures have learnt to harvest the wealth of their forests without destroying them. They have a store of medicinal plant knowledge and a fundamental understanding of native flora and fauna. Rainforest cultures have successfully lived in rainforests for thousands of years.

We must approach this fount of nature, respect and understand the purity of indigenous life and what it has to offer…

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Comments

  • deokie  On October 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

    We need to move beyond hoping. Positive global action is critical to save our AMAZON and THE PEOPLE of the AMAZON, in the interest of ourselves and our planet. Thank you Dmitri for helping to spread words of wisdom.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you Deokie.

  • Wendy Barnwell  On August 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Great article! The indigenous people have a beautiful lifestyle. There needs to be laws established, with stiff penalties for incarceration and steep fines for cutting down trees etc. Those in the government who take bribes also need to be monitored/curbed. That’s just a nutshell of what I have to say! Wendy Barnwell

  • Dmitri Allicock  On August 11, 2014 at 1:08 am

    You so right Wendy . Careful management

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