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Humanities for the Environment Member Rafael Chanchari Pizuri

Rafael Chanchari Pizuri

Born in the Peruvian Amazon, Rafael Chanchari Pizuri is a philosopher and Amazonian from the Shawi ethnic group, whose spiritual ecological discourse, rooted in indigenous cosmovisions of the indigenous cultures of the Peruvian Amazon, foregrounds the current environmental challenges and complex symbolic narratives of indigenous Amazonians. He is also a shaman and teacher, who has contributed significantly to the education of indigenous bilingual teachers of many ethnic groups in the Zungarococha Formabiap school in Iquitos Peru.