We preserve Kayapo culture and territory through the revitalization of culture and practice, translating knowledge to action, and sustainable economic practices.
The Brazil nut is a perfect blueprint for sustainable development: it can only be harvested from primary forest and generates sustainable and equitably distributed income for the communities that protect it.
Kayapo girls start learning body painting techniques from a young age, honing their skills on baby dolls made from babassu nuts. Assumptions can be made based on a Kayapo’s exterior adornments due to the fact that information about the individual is exhibited to the public through their body paint.
Cumaru generates important income during the dry season especially for the most remote communities where river transportation is difficult and production must be taken out by air at great expense.