Forest Institute
Campo Sagrado

Campo Sagrado is an institute located in the state of Acre, which performs several activities focused on health, permaculture and preservation of the Amazon rainforest. Its main headquarters are located in the Kaxinawá indigenous land of the middle Jordão, in a space named Centro Campo Sagrado Chave da Lua, with a secondary headquarters in the municipality of Jordão, located on Rua Sebastião Justino. The institute had its formal official status recently, but it has been operating unofficially for over 10 years in the Acre region with the production of agroecological food, promotion of health and education.

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Currently, the institute develops 3 projects of great impact for the population of the region of the municipality of Jordão,

with positive repercussions on the health of inhabitants of different locations on the planet, considering that it provides health assistance and health education to person from all over the world.

About Jordão and Campo Sagrado

The Huni Kuin people

They currently live in villages on the banks of the rivers mentioned above, in riverside communities surrounded by the forest and also in urbanized cities. On the Jordan River there are 35 villages. Indigenous peoples are true guardians of the Amazon rainforest, which around 20% has already been deforested and continues to struggle with land invasions and serious social problems. It is observed that the Amazon has dozens of private initiatives of the most varied forms (many of them end their activity in the first 2 years of the Project) and less and less public investment, and the original peoples in recent years and governments have had less and less incentive from the socio-cultural point of view.

Sagrado Center

The Campo Sagrado Chave da Lua Center, which includes the Yura Kaya Xinã laboratory school, is a space for indigenous health care, education and the production of agro-ecological foods and natural remedies, which has two main offices, one in Aldeia Nova Empresa Rio Jordão and the secondary one on Rua Sebastião Justino in the Center in the municipality of Jordão in Acre. The forest headquarters is a living and working space for the shaman Gildo Sales Bane Huni Kui, where he built and has been working for 15 years producing food and natural medicines and providing health care in the indigenous tradition. In the last two years, Campo Sagrado has increased its scope of action after the entry of doctors Dr. Cesar Carvalho, Dr. Marcela Thiemi Andrade Korogi, as well as Elislandio da Silva. With the expanded team, in addition to previous actions, the Center also became a regional reference in family medicine, health of traditional populations, Ayurveda medicine, permaculture and production of natural cosmetics.

Nova Empresa village 

Located on the lower River Jordão, about 2 hours by boat from the municipality of Jordão. It was led for many years by chief Getúlio Sales, who was also the general leader of the Huni Kuin people of Jordão. Today, it has approximately 15 families, 57 inhabitants. It is marked by several social ills such as difficulty in acquiring food of animal origin (currently hunting and fishing are scarce), challenges with basic sanitation and infectious and contagious diseases.

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Jordão is an isolated municipality in the interior of Acre, on the border with Peru. The place came to be considered a municipality in very recent years (1994), until then it was a cluster of villages and rubber plantations.

The vast majority of the population is extremely poor in financial terms, and geographic and social isolation makes socioeconomic development very difficult (there is no road access, and it is only possible to reach the municipality by a long trip of 2 to 14 days by boat or 1 .5 hours by plane).

It has already been classified as the municipality with the worst Human Development Index in Brazil and is currently ranked 8th among the lowest HDIs in the country. It is a place where we observe an immense shortage of social resources, sources of income, basic sanitation, education, among others.

Despite the ills, the municipality is located isolated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, where several indigenous villages live with all their wisdom and beautiful culture.

Counting on low levels of pollution and guarding a priceless living treasure of human beings, fauna and flora that needs to be valued and cared for.

Campo Sagrado at the beginning of its formation
15 years ago

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About the founders

Gildo Sales Bane Huni Kui

Gildo is the son of Getúlio Sales Huni Kui, who was the general chief of the Huni Kuin people of Jordão for many years. His family along with other leaders are largely responsible for the resumption of the Huni Kui culture. He is an indigenous health agent, a farmer with great experience, an artist and a student of forest medicine. He carried out his initiations as a Pajé (Shaman) with specific traditional diets of his people and spiritual retreats. He started the project for an indigenous medicine center in 2007, a space he has been developing together with Dr. Cesar in recent years has also carried out work in health care and education, associating knowledge of indigenous medicine with Western Cartesian medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.

Dr. Marcela Thiemi Andrade Korogi

Graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), graduated in 2015. She worked for many years with Palliative Care and Home Care, with an emphasis on humanized care for chronic-degenerative diseases, aging and help in the process of finitude. Currently, she works with an emphasis on clinical practice in Integrative and Functional Medicine, in her own office and teleconsultations in Brazil and in different parts of the world. She currently works as a doctor at the Primary Care Unit in the municipality of Jordão / AC. She has additional training in the Nutrology residency (medical specialty); Ayurvedic medicine by Suddha Dharma Institute; Yoga instructor at Premananda Yoga School; Aromatherapy, Phytotherapy, Reiki and Sound Healing.

Dr. Cesar Carvalho

Doctor graduated in medicine in 2013 from Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP, in Botucatu-SP. He carried out, during university, research in health and environment, phytotherapy and health of traditional populations.

In his 10 years of medical practice, he has worked with clinical medicine and family medicine in traditional quilombola, caiçara, riverside and indigenous communities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Acre, in addition to carrying out various works in the line of ecological sanitation and permaculture.

He currently lives in the municipality of Jordão for 4 years, working in health care and education with riverside populations and the Huni Kui Indigenous ethnic group, where he also carries out work to strengthen, research and preserve the knowledge of traditional knowledge masters (shamans, midwives and healers).

He has specializations in the areas of Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine, Yoga, clinical hypnosis and Amazonian flower remedies.

Elislândio Silva e Silva

Farmer and boat pilot, from a young age he learned with his family the traditional cultivation of agroecological tobacco. He developed in practice the learning of cultivation and work with different foods and natural medicines from the Amazon. He assists in the care of the plants and in the preparation of the institute’s natural medicines and foods.

Main Objectives of the Institute

Promotion of health and education in the Amazon Rainforest region,

through assistance integrated with fundamentals of indigenous Huni Kui medicine, Ayurvedic and Western Cartesian medicine. Maintanance of a living laboratory for continuing education and production of herbal medicines and natural cosmetics in the municipality of Jordão.

Promote a global awareness of the socio-cultural situation of the region and the world today,
highlighting possibilities for improvements in the quality of life, promoting the empowerment of the population and opportunities for sustainable human development.
Expand the possibilities of leisure and youth culture,
through the cultural and educational activities promoted by the project.

To become a world major center of reference for integrating Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Amazonian medicine and modern world globalized Medicine and Education.

Technical and professional training of hundreds of individuals in situations of social vulnerability in the region,
in the field of health, ecology and production of processed foods, herbal medicines and self-care products (eg cosmetics and personal hygiene products) through extractivism and sustainable agriculture.

Improvement of the nutritional conditions of the local population through the production and distribution of food

of high nutritional value, in addition to educational instructions on healthy and integral nutrition.

Encourage and promote the preservation of the Amazon rainforest

through the dissemination of educational possibilities that generates economic prosperity by keeping the forest integrity and exploring its biodiveristy in an ecological way.

How can we help you?

We accept donations via Pix or bank transfer.

Our Pix is:

For international donations or different bank transfer options,
please contact us through our email.

We also accept volunteers. We offer accommodation in exchange for volunteering.

We also welcome groups for forest tourism, with paths to explore the Huni Kui culture, getting to know the forest deeply and engage with the healing medicines and healthy foods of the Amazon.

Interested parties, please get in touch!

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