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Today, many of us are seeking answers to life’s challenges.

We have looked toward other cultures to find yoga, meditation, herbalism, spirituality and healing.

We have been going to the same wells over and over again and still find something missing.

Listen

There is a lot to learn. Our mission is to listen to the wisdom of hidden tribal elders, share their knowledge and preserve these ancient cultures before they are lost for all time.

Meet The Dayak Ma’anyan

Meet the Terunyan

Meet the Shuar of Morona Santiago

Meet Angel, a tribal leader with a passion

Meet Isabel, the matriarch of wisdom

Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in this century. In fact, they are now falling out of use at a rate of about one every two weeks.

-New York Times

Save the language, save the culture, save ourselves

For thousands of years they have lived in harmony with the Earth. However, when their language is gone so is their culture and generations of hard-earned wisdom.
They possess the answers that might save us all.

Save the language, save the culture, save ourselves

Save the language, save the culture, save ourselves

Number of spoken languages on Earth today 7000.

Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage; the understanding of how humans relate to the world around us; scientific, medical and botanical knowledge; and most importantly, we lose the expression of communities’ humor, love and life. In short, we lose the testimony of centuries of life. -The Endangered Languages Project



Meet Maurizio, the militant linguist making a difference

How our future health depends on the knowledge keepers

Future cures are out there.
When a language and culture dies, vital botanical information goes with it.

Preserving their knowledge of life-saving plant species dramatically affects us all

Life saving plants

Increasingly, medicinal species that reside in natural areas have received scientific and commercial attention. In the United States, of the top 150 prescription drugs, at least 118 are based on natural sources. A child suffering from leukemia in 1960 faced a 10 percent chance of remission; by 1997, the likelihood of remission had been increased to 95 percent thanks to two drugs derived from a wild plant native to Madagascar.

Already, about 15,000 medicinal plant species may be threatened with extinction worldwide. Experts estimate that the Earth is losing at least one potential major drug every two years.

In the United States, of the top 150 prescription drugs, at least 118 are based on natural sources: 74 percent come from plants, 18 percent from fungi, 5 percent from bacteria, and 3 percent from vertebrate species such as snakes or frogs.

– Center for Biological Diversity



Already, about 15,000 medicinal plant species may be threatened with extinction worldwide. Experts estimate that the Earth is losing at least one potential major drug every two years. In the United States, of the top 150 prescription drugs, at least 118 are based on natural sources

– Center for Biological Diversity

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