Exploring the intersection of
policy and Indigenous wisdom.
In the Amazonian lowlands in Ecuador, the word páratu means wind. When the wind blows through the Amazon, a message is being shared to those who listen. The great kapok tree rustles. Life throughout the forest is attentive and responds.
The wind brings about change. It also serves as a meta-guide. The Achuar and Sapara people have explained that the wind is a god portending a shift in dynamics and that the observer ought to pay attention to the message the wind was brings. Serving as a guide the wind indicates change.