Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Uldarico Matapí Yucuna

Matapi shaman, craftsman, Bogotá

Uldarico Matapí comes from a prominent family of shamans. He works with the organization Tropenbos International to preserve traditional Matapí knowledge and to apply this towards the development and sovereignty of Amazonian groups.

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Uldarico Matapí Yucuna
Uldarico Matapí Yucuna

Uldarico Matapí Yucuna (right) participates in a narrative session with Rodrigo Yucuna.
Photo by Francisco Guerra, Smithsonian Institution