We have this balance. I can be a leader of the Yawanawa, speak Yawanawa, and also
when I get out of the community, I can speak to the whole international community
straight from our vision. We don’t have intermediary. I think indigenous people today,
they need to live in these two worlds. One world, the traditional world, that keeps us as
indigenous people. And other side, we need to learn the western education to interact,
to defend ourself. We need to be grounded in our tradition, in our cosmovision, because
when indigenous people lose that, they lose the way where they come from; when
indigenous people link to that, you know where you come from and where you’re going.