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The Yanomami Foundation

The Yanomami Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization comprised of a team of highly skilled and dedicated experts from various disciplines. We pool our knowledge, expertise, and experiences to raise funds and coordinate projects that will help preserve and protect the Yanomami culture and their rainforest habitat. We aim to provide Yanomami communities with the necessary resources and funding to ensure their continued success and prosperity. With an unwavering commitment to preserving the unique way of life of the Yanomami people, we hold a deep respect and admiration for their culture. Our team takes great pride in working hand-in-hand with Yanomami leaders and community members to identify and address their challenges.

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Guiding Principles

The projects we support must adhere to the following tenets:

RESPECT

Respecting indigenous cultures entails acknowledging their rich heritage, honoring traditional practices, and fostering meaningful partnerships that prioritize cultural autonomy and preservation

DO NO HARM

Projects must ensure they do no harm and proactively identify and mitigate potential negative impacts. They prioritize ethical considerations and engage in thorough risk assessments, stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and evaluation to prevent unintended harm.

 

DO GOOD

It is essential to maintain a balance between promoting socioeconomic development and preserving traditional values and customs. We collaborate with support groups that share our mission towards providing tangible and sustainable benefits.

BUILD & FOSTER RELATIONSHIPS

Establishing strong relationships with these communities is critical to building mutual trust, understanding, and cooperation, all of which are essential for achieving common goals and promoting positive change.

LEARN

Projects and programs must aim to gain a better understanding of the Yanomami way of life, languages, and the effects of exposure to other cultures.

SHARE

Establish a closer connection between the Yanomami people and the global community by sharing knowledge and experiences, and viewing them as an essential part of the world community rather than an isolated group.

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