Environmental Wisdom: Keeping Indigenous Stories Alive


"Long ago, when animals were gente..."

Those words, uttered countless times by indigenous Amazonian storytellers, blur the boundary between humans and other creatures in the forests and rivers, revealing a different view of the way human and non-human worlds intertwine.

"You can't talk about conservation without talking about enchanted lakes," says Leonardo Tello Imaina, the director of Radio Ucamara in this river port town of Nauta in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon...

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Fraser, Barbara. "Environmental Wisdom: Keeping Indigenous Stories Alive." Indian Country Today Media Network. February 22, 2015. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/indigenous-peoples/environmental..., accessed February 24, 2015)