A message from Galeano Suarez, Shaman of the Paí Tavy-terá, Paraguay

The Paí Tavy-terá is a dwindling ethnicity of the Guarani Indians. As little as 50 years ago they had been able to roam all Northeastern Paraguay, but as the goverment sold the land and it became fenced off, they have been increasingly confined.

After many legal battles to ensure they were living in their sacred land they have been living in the reservations since the 1970’s.

Galeano Suarez is their leader, and here is his message: