Through the generosity of THOTH donors and members we have provided the following support and programs dedicated to “Preserving Indigenous Wisdom; Restoring Our Earth.”
Seven International Gatherings
Sponsored 75 Tribal Elders, Ceremonialists and Traditional Musicians including Stanley Krippner, Jorge Flores Ochoa, Douglas Sharon, Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Reggie Ray, Tito La Rosa, Elba Bravo, John and Deina Rice, Sal and Flo Yepa, Sixto Paz Wells, Don Ignacio Duri, Llama Tenzing, Pachatusan Inkari, to mention a few who have become important members and elders of our community.
Don Ignacio Duri, renowned healer and herbalist, dreamer of medicinal plants
THOTH funded construction of a residential teaching and healing lodge, bathrooms, water tank, and 200 Meter stairs up the riverbank. This is the first time in his 80 years of life that he has had any of these amenities.
Chaupin Children’s School
THOTH funded construction materials to build Tito and Elba’s dream of a school dedicated to teaching children the art of making and working with the traditional healing instruments of their culture.
Shipibo Community Outreach Program
Over 55,200 meals and school supplies were provided the to Shipibo children relocated to the Lima fairgrounds from the Amazon. Their class curriculum, including the study of the Shipibo language and stories of origin and proliferation of their mythic art, is an outstanding example of preserving indigenous cultures for future generations. This completes our three- year commitment to Julio Nieves, our liaison in Peru, the mothers and the children involved in the Shipibo Community Outreach program. They have a school room, a kitchen and strong leadership to continue the forward momentum established through the dedication of Julio and the financial assistance of many of you.
First People’s Language Preservation Program
Completed, in conjunction with University of Wyoming, the creation of a set of six DVD’s documenting the Arapaho Language. These DVD’s will be distributed to all schools, homes and conferences within the Arapaho Nation. I am Arapaho, This Is My Language is the name of the DVD set.