The Good Project supports education, healthcare, and preservation programs for the Yanomami people through intercultural and participatory perspectives. We document, learn, and share their way of life to foster cross-cultural awareness, and promote the recognition and protection of indigenous rights and ancestral lands.
The Yanomami have unique knowledge and skill sets in healing the sick and maintaining health. However, as communities integrate with the national society, they are faced with novel challenges such as introduced diseases, public health concerns, and the intersection of bio medicine and shamanism.
Article 14 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.” The Good Project supports existing programs that provide intercultural and bilingual education for indigenous people.
The more we can close our knowledge gap in how diet, lifestyles, and the human microbiome are linked to health and well-being, the better equipped the world can be to fight disease from the jungles to urban cities.
“Education gives us the chance to understand that we are all tied together as citizens of the global community, and that our challenges are interconnected.” — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General. The Good Project participates in intercultural programs in schools and communities worldwide to promote the importance of studying indigenous peoples and the need to protect them.
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April 17, 2020
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