A school for future shamans

Like many indigenous youth, the new generations of the Shipibo Peoples in Peru often migrate towards the capital, Lima, leaving their home and their land to enter uncertain conditions that often lead to a life of hardship and cultural loss.

Nii Juinti is a dream that has come true. The school provides food, housing and clothing for children in need and focuses on the conservation of nature and the use of medicinal plants in training the future curanderos, or shamans. Learn more here.

Help youth blossom in their culture

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Supporting the growth of the next generation

Youth

Supporting the growth of the next generation

A school for future shamans

Like many indigenous youth, the new generations of the Shipibo Peoples in Peru often migrate towards the capital, Lima, leaving their home and their land to enter uncertain conditions that often lead to a life of hardship and cultural loss.

Nii Juinti is a dream that has come true. The school provides food, housing and clothing for children in need and focuses on the conservation of nature and the use of medicinal plants in training the future curanderos, or shamans. Learn more here.

Help youth blossom in their culture

Indigenous youth are key in this moment. They stand at the crossroads of dissolving into the world at large or receiving the wisdom from their elders so their cultures can survive. We support projects that help indigenous youth value their culture while navigating the impact modernity with dignity and strength.

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A day at Nii Juinti

A good part of the grant received from Sacred Fire Foundation allowed the Nii Juinti school to buy all the necessary instruments and pay the workforce for cleaning, preparing and planting a wide variety of medicine plants typically utilized in the Shipibo culture by shamans.

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Maasai youth go on a life changing journey back to tradition

The Maasai youth, whose people reside and travel along the border between Kenya and Tanzania, sit in the crosshairs of modernization. Like many indigenous youth they face immense pressure by outside forces attempting to instill in them that their ways are backwards, irrelevant and something for which they should be ashamed.

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