Jun 6, 2013 - Tuwe of the Huni Kuin (Recently Contacted) by Damon Corrie
I heard of my Amazonian brother Tuwe long before I had the honor to meet him, in fact…he introduced himself first to my eldest son Hatuey (who’s latter 2 syllables in his name are pronounced exactly the same as the two syllables in the name ‘Tuwe’), perhaps hearing the same phonetic pronunciation during introductions is what motivated Tuwe? Or perhaps the fact that the two syllables used together means ‘sprouting seed’ in the Huni Kuin language – and a seemingly shared name – was the compelling factor? I do not know, but I did see my son sprout spiritually as a result of his training…but more about him later.
Tuwe was a recipient of the same 2013 Project Access Tribal Link Training as my son, held for the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City, USA.
Tuwe is a son of a hereditary Chief of his Huni Kuin Tribal Nation, and their lands are to be found in the state of Acre in North Western Brazil – near the border with Peru…..and deep in the heart of Amazonia – the lungs of the world.
Tuwe is also the President of the Association of the indigenous peoples of the River Humaita.
As an official forest agent, Tuwe’s work is largely focussed on keeping the biodiversity of his part of the Amazon Rainforest- both biologically and spiritually intact and free of seen and unseen contamination.
Tuwe has helped to document and protect over 400 plant species that grow within the Huni Kuin territory of the Humaita River in the state of Acre; Brazil.
The association carries out many actions in the management of their lands, namely:
Surveillance, inspection, implementation of agroforestry systems, control of waste, management of natural resources (such as the raising of native bees, the re-population of turtles etc.)
Tuwe is also a filmaker who is currently documenting the movement of un-contacted tribes on the demarcated Huni Kuin territory in the efforts to maintain peace in the region.
On Monday May 20th, 2013; Tuwe screened about 30 minutes of his documentary-in-progress called ‘Nuku Inu Shenipabu Buran’ (which translates into English as ‘Us and Them”) – about the Huni Kuin Tribal Nation’s efforts to help protect the un-contacted tribes of his Amazon Rainforest home.
My son and I were in the audience – and it was fortunate for us that we seated ourselves at the back of the room, because we found it so captivating to watch that we literally stood and watched the entire preview…not wanting to miss a single scene.
I was personally overjoyed to find out by watching this – that Tuwe is the one who helped to reveal the existence of the last (currently) and now best ‘known of’ – Amerindian Tribal Nation of Brazil; to the wider world.
Most of us do not grasp the tremendous spiritual significance of this exciting good news for pro-traditionalists indigenous peoples everywhere on the Creators green Earth, the discovery that another tribal nation ANYWHERE has managed to evade the slow spiritual death by assimilation – into a dominant world society of spiritually disconnected and historically formerly happy and contented (as traditionalist indigenous peoples still are) – lost children of mother Nature.
Such news is a spiritual injection of pride and hope into the veins for all of us…as we continue to cast-off the life draining yoke of assimilation into a well disguised matrix of darkness….and find our way back to our spiritual home in the light….as we relearn our TRUE purpose of being in this physical existence, this temporal school for the soul that we all must endure for just a little bit longer….for a great change in the consciousness of mankind is coming fast upon us.
Damon Gerard Corrie
Founder & President of the Pan-Tribal Confederacy of Indigenous Tribal Nations,
Co-Founder and President of the registered non-profit Caribbean Amerindian Development Organisation (CADO) – which was itself created as a direct result of 2012 Project Access Training – the motto of which is “Dedicated to the Preservation and Promotion of Amerindian Cultural Heritage, and the Hemispheric National Implementation of Internationally recognised Rights of Indigenous Peoples”
He is also the CARICOM Commissioner on the Indigenous Commission for Communication Technologies in the Americas (ICCTA), a member of the Working Group on the American Draft Declaration with the Organisation of American States (OAS) since 2000; and a registered participant of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) since 2008, and Chief of the Barbados chapter of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP).