16 August 2016
The indigenous leader of the Huni Khuin, shows the audience at PachaMama the culture, reality and challenges of his people, located in Río Blanco on the border between Brazil and Peru.
The Huni Khuin are one of the few “free people of the planet”. That way it was presented this afternoon by Tuwe Huni Khuin, their spiritual leader, who has visited the PachaMama area of the Rototom Sunsplash to “send a message from the heart of the Amazon jungle”, “connect and interact” with people from other countries and talk about the culture, language, way of life and reality of this indigenous tribe living in the Brazilian region of Río Blanco on the border between Brazil and Peru.
Tuwe Huni Khuin has continued with the legacy of his father, determined defender of the rights of the indigenous peoples. Film director, he has stressed this afternoon that his job is “to protect my people and tell what is happening in the Amazon”, and with this intention he has filmed several documentaries about people like his, who have not been contacted and so are “free” to show their wealth, reality and challenges. The spiritual leader of this tribe has emphasized the message imported from the Amazon, the jungle of the Huni Khuin, who wanted to show it to the public of the festival. “People must be able to respect nature, let’s share this”. He has dedicated one of the songs of the indigenous ceremonies to nature, the sun, the water and the earth, performing before an attentive audience in the PachaMama dome.