For over 20 years now, we have had a very strong relationship with the Huaorani indigenous people in the East side of the Territory. These are the more isolated communities of Huaoranis who still like to live as their ancestors did, with nothing but what nature provides them with. They know this rainforest so well, they know every sound, every plant, and animal, and they know how everything is connected and cannot live without the other. Therefore they know best how to coexist with nature. They are the best keepers and protectors the rainforest has.
By teaching others about the importance of indigenous life and wisdom, and how they are key to preserving the native forests, we hope to strengthen the movement towards the inclusivity of native communities in conservation efforts and society. Their voices have to be heard.
STNF via CNBN purchased and protects strategically situated parts of the rainforest, and with that also the rainforest behind it. Here live the indigenous, tribes the Huaoranis and, also the uncontacted tribes Tagaeris and Taromenanes. They are one with the nature around them, and by helping them continue living as they do, we support the rainforest, not by helping them to westernize, but by helping them to stay as they are.
For over 20 years now, we have a very strong relationship with the Huaorani indigenous people in the East side of the Territory. These are the more isolated communities of Huaoranis who still like to live as their ancestors did, with nothing but what nature provides them with. They know this rainforest so well; they know every sound, plant, and animal. They know how everything is connected and cannot live without the other. Therefore they know best how to coexist with nature and not to destroy their forest in any way. Otherwise, they directly destroy their own habitat.
They are the best keepers and protectors the rainforest has.
So we have to be grateful to them and listen to what they think is best for the rainforest, because they know.
And STNF and CNBN try to help them keep doing what they have done for ages. They do not need water pumps to give them clean water; they need the rivers not to get polluted before they enter the rainforest.
They do not need our materialistic wonders they; need to be left in peace, not disturbed by loggers or oil companies who try to steal their trees and pollute their soils, or poachers to steal their animals and bring them to extinction.
And they do not need the oil company roads across the rainforest to divide the forest into separate parts with smaller habitats for animals who need large areas to live in, like jaguars and wild pigs. And especially, they do not need the road attracting settlers as they always do, who will live along the road and cut all trees for cows or crops, which makes the separation of different habitats even more evident.
They are so much in contact with themselves and with nature. They mastered the skills of listening to nature instead of forcing nature to follow us as we do. They do not need workshops on ‘mindfulness’ or ‘how to unstress,’ or ‘how to eat 'healthy,’ or even “how to be happy.” They do not even have days of the week in their language; they do not plan anything. Imagine that…!
If they are hungry, they go search for food or go hunting.
If they need any material to make something they might need, like a house or a bed or any tool, they simply go into the forest, and there they can find everything they need.
If they have something to celebrate, they start gathering food (which can take some days), and then the party begins.
If they want to invite other communities, over they do not need mobile phones, they still can talk mobile without using a device: they use telepathy.
If they are sick (which they rarely are), they live in a great pharmacy where they can find every cure they possibly need.