Nearly half of the roughly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will likely disappear by 2100
Many endangered languages are spoken by indigenous tribes with rich oral histories and ancient knowledge, passed down from generation to generation, in their native ancestral tongue.
In this five-city U.S. tour, 7 members of the Yawanawá tribe shared their rich culture to save their way of life, their language, and spiritual heritage from extinction.
Together we raised over US$34,000 to build the Traditional School of Mutum (TSM), where Yawanawá youth can reconnect with their ancestral language and carry on the legends, values, culture, and spiritual wisdom of their people.
The Tour reached over 2,300 people, 900 of which were children who received this incredible experience gratis, through the generous support of our donors.
We painted faces. We sang. We danced. We prayed. We realized that we are all one.
The Traditional School of Mutum will provide food, lodging, and school supplies to Yawanawá children learning their native Yawanawá language, traditional legends, ancestral spiritual practices, and sacred plant knowledge.