Pascual Kunchikuy - Shiwiar Rainforest Family Fund

Pascual Kunchikuy - Shiwiar Rainforest Family Fund

From Sarah Dixon

Pascual Kunchikuy (1972-2020) was a deeply dedicated community leader for his people, the indigenous Shiwiar of Ecuador's Amazon. He was taken from us by Covid in 2020 leaving a wife and six children.

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I have posted a more detailed tribute to Pascual on my website https://creativedigitalhuman.com/2021/06/23/pascual-tribute/

- Please share with friends and colleagues. We'd love to hear your memories and thoughts about our connections with the rainforest

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Pascual Kunchikuy was a committed campaigner and community leader who worked tirelessly to promote the interests and assist the development of the people in Shiwiar communities in Puyo, Amazonian Ecuador.

I first met him after I studied Biology in London and began to join projects in Ecuador. He was reaching out to connect with supportive westerners as the Shiwiar communities are under pressure from commercial interests seeking oil, gold, timber and colonisation in general.

I gathered a small group of people in the UK and Ecuador and we spent some months recording conversations with Shiwiar people , looking at cultural practices and the myriad of plants and animals that inhabit the forest.

Pascual has been lost from us due to the pandemic, at a relatively young age and this is significant lost, greatest of all to his wife and their 6 children, who are left without a father and provider.

Pascual was the founder of ONSHIPAE, FUNSIFF and Radio Tarimiat - Community Radio for indigenous communities. He also created BUGYU Tours for sharing the rainforest experience with visitors, and he created a Rainforest Guide corporation called CORGUITURAE -  Corporación de Guías de Turismo de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana. This was a professional development organisation for rainforest guides in Amazonian Ecuador

He had signed an agreement with the central government for a project to guarantee the protection and continued existence of the the Shiwiar lands and forests.

I invite everyone who has benefited directly from Pascual's work and hospitality, visited Ecuador, or enjoyed rainforest products such as coffee, chocolate, quinine, chewing gum, rubber, and indeed fossil fuels, to make some contribution.

Thank you so much. And thank you Pascual and family for all that you did and are continuing to do to protect the global natural resource, deep cultural wisdom and unique people of Shiwiar territory.

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Pascual Kunchikuy fue un activista comprometido y líder comunitario que trabajó incansablemente para promover los intereses y ayudar al desarrollo de las personas en las comunidades Shiwiar en Puyo, Amazonía Ecuador.Lo conocí después de estudiar Biología en Londres y comenzar a unirme a proyectos en Ecuador. Se estaba acercando para conectarse con occidentales que lo apoyaban, ya que las comunidades Shiwiar están bajo la presión de intereses comerciales que buscan petróleo, oro, madera y colonización en general.Reuní a un pequeño grupo de personas en el Reino Unido y Ecuador y pasamos algunos meses grabando conversaciones con la gente Shiwiar, mirando las prácticas culturales y la miríada de plantas y animales que habitan el bosque.Pascual se ha perdido debido a la pandemia, a una edad relativamente joven y esto es una pérdida significativa, sobre todo para su esposa y sus 6 hijos, que se quedan sin padre ni proveedor.Pascual fue el fundador de ONSHIPAE, FUNSIFF y Radio Tarimiat - Radio Comunitaria para comunidades indígenas. También creó BUGYU Tours para compartir la experiencia de la selva tropical con los visitantes, y creó una corporación Rainforest Guide llamada CORGUITURAE - Corporación de Guías de Turismo de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana. Esta fue una organización de desarrollo profesional para guías de selva tropical en el Ecuador amazónico.Había firmado un acuerdo con el gobierno central para un proyecto para garantizar la protección y la continuidad de las tierras y bosques Shiwiar.Invito a todos los que se han beneficiado directamente del trabajo y la hospitalidad de Pascual, que visitaron Ecuador o disfrutaron de productos de la selva tropical como café, chocolate, quinina, chicle, caucho y, de hecho, combustibles fósiles, a que hagan alguna contribución.Muchas gracias. Y gracias Pascual y su familia por todo lo que hicieron y continúan haciendo para proteger el recurso natural global, la profunda sabiduría cultural y la gente única del territorio Shiwiar.

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I have posted a more detailed tribute to Pascual on my website https://creativedigitalhuman.com/2021/06/23/pascual-tribute/

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