The teachings of Kawsak Sacha, the Living Forest

In the fifth week of Tree of Life, our course with Imaginal, special guest Nina Gualinga, an indigenous woman leader from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, shares with us her ancestral concept, practice and worldview of the Living Forest, Kawsak Sacha. She explains what it means to live this practice: cultivating deep relationship with the more-than-human, living and conscious beings in what we call nature. She explains why this traditional knowledge was shared with the world: as a call to international solidarity with indigenous communities and territories.


Nina Gualinga

Nina Gualinga is an Indigenous woman defender of the Amazon from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku.

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