Aho is honoured to invite you to join Biruani Huni Kuin to a Women’s sharing & song circle via Zoom.
*Please note that this event is a fundraiser for the Huni Kuin women’s group Mawa Isa of Pinuya Village. Money raised from ticket sales will go towards supporting the Mawa Isa group so that they can continue their important work strengthening the role of women in their culture, helping them to buy supplies for their artwork to sell, to purchase instruments as well as supporting their families, many of which are isolated and need support due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.*
Co-hosts: Lily Parkinson (Umiani) Šárka Elias, Kristina Evans (Meditation on the Rise) and The Wisdom Weavers of the World
£20 via ww.aho.community website. Zoom details will be sent to you on the day of the event.
We are living in an extremely important time for women. These times bring a growing momentum with a powerful energy that is raising the vibrations of the earth, our mother, which is opening space for women to reconnect to themselves and most importantly with other women, providing the opportunity for women to reclaim our power.
Through sharing stories, knowledge and experiences with other women we are able to rise together and honour the divine within ourselves and others. Women need not travel the path of their evolution and life alone, the separation that exists is simply an illusion. The coming together of women is powerful and transformative when we come together to support and learn from each other – boundless creativity and strength is born and there is an unlimited potential for transformation and healing.
For this reason, the teachings available from indigenous and spiritual cultures are needed more now than ever. In ancient traditions and in cultures women have worked and supported each other in their communities. They sow and harvest crops, raise their children, make arts and crafts and practice sacred rituals together. Many of these traditions have been lost through history with the extinction of many indigenous peoples from different lands, especially in the West. Conditioning and western culture has created separation, jealously and competition between women that has shattered our individual power and strength.
We invite you to join with women in this very special women’s circle with Biruani who comes from the Huni Kuin tribe in the Amazon rainforest. Biruani brings her stories, her wisdom, her prayers and music from her lands, her ancestors and culture so that we may be reminded of our own strength and how connecting with other women, sisters, mothers and grandmothers can bring us profound healing and transformation.
If you are unable to attend the event but feel called to support the Huni Kuin, we are also looking to raise funds for a tree nursery in Biruani’s village so that they can become more self-sufficient by planting and growing more crops and variety of foods.
Link for donations: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pinuya-tree-nursery?teamInvite=HuxkVdERk1bs0SQMd8iHMtc2QaYc3BhRoBPiS9Y7Lpy9XVtDsxErCJw2vCm3Rux2&fbclid=IwAR01-zpBs9t-oIF5tKi1cH4RW4TH_kzruJFI9MIebKTS1gghNczGnC6fYG8
The Huni Kuin
The Huni Kuin, or the ‘true people’ are an indigenous population that dwell in the Amazon rainforest located in the west of the Brazil in the state of Acre. The HuniKuin people are one of the largest populations of indigenous peoples acrossBrazil that are spread across 5 different rivers and live across twelve demarcated indigenous lands which under the current Brazilian government, are currently threatened.
The Huni Kuin had relatively late contact with the Western world, and even after decades of persecution, they have managed to keep their traditions alive and work hard to teach the future generations the sacred and healing ways of their ancestors. They speak Hãtxa Kuin (“true language”) and many live in a bilingual reality, communicating in Portuguese as their second language.
The Huni Kuin have received their knowledge and wisdom over many thousands of years from the forest, the rivers, the plants, the elements, trees, animals and more. They are the true caretakers & Guardians and protectors of the Amazon Rainforest, their medicines & spiritual traditions.
They are living in a time of great importance where their mission is to create awareness of their existence and the reality of the threat to the forest and the sacred medicines. It is through this alliance with the western world and through creating awareness that together we can stand in solidarity with the forest, her people to help preserve and protect our Mother Earth, her elements, the sacred traditions and medicines for the spiritual evolution of humanity.
Biruani Huni Kuin
Biruani comes from the village of Pinuya Village located near the city of Tarauaca close to the Humaita river. She is one of the co-ordinators and leaders of the women’s cultural group ‘Mawa Isa’. Along with the other women in her village she works cultivating beautiful artwork and working with her indigenous tribe’s spiritual work, keeping the feminine force within their culture alive and strong.
In indigenous cultures, women come together in the practice of their sacred rituals to continue and deepen their studies on the medicinal plants, traditional knowledge of the healing chants, songs and prayers.
Biruani holds a very strong ancestral lineage with her father having been the cacique of Novo Futuro village and her mother, a powerful medicine women from the Yawanawa tribe.