Celebrating Caa’s Cuia

With its roots in the realm of the wild Gauchos, modern day mate culture is mostly male dominated.  Similar to the monocultural landscapes from where mate is sourced, its production sphere is generally dominated by patriarchal structures. Both are aimed at increasing...
Legalisation and Preservation

Legalisation and Preservation

Great news to be shared is that the Gehm Barbacua is ready and will be inaugurated with the 2018 Dream Harvest on June 16th, 2018.  This is a milestone in our efforts to legalise the craft mate production by autonomous family producers.   A museum will be dedicated in...


Yesterday was the premiere of the movie Ex-Pajé (Ex-Shaman) in the Berlinale. This movie about the Surui Paiter folk denounced an ongoing ethnocide. It beautifully starts with 1969 aerial footage from Jorge Bodanzky, showing the lands of the Surui at the time of their...

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