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The indigenous custodians of the Bufo Alvarius medicine, the Comcaac people also known as the Seri tribe based in reservations in the Mexican state of Sonora are asking for humanitarian support. Because of the COVID-19 prevention measurements, the community is running out of essential products such as food, water and medicine. Below you'll find a letter from their elders explaining the situation they find themselves in. Please help us to support them during this time.
We the Comcaac People, an indigenous community that is divided into two towns: Punta Chueca and Desemboque de los Seris; with approximately 1100 inhabitants. We survive by hunting, gathering and handcrafts.
We are deeply linked to nature and depend directly on it in addition to tourism. Since the Mexican government declaration of the COVID-19 health emergency, our entire economy has collapsed. Our business had to close as well as our roads not allowing in tourists and leaving us without funds for gasoline. Because of this, fishing has completely stopped. If it were not enough, we are facing a season of severe drought. As a result, food and water shortages have now reached a critical point. We are asking for humanitarian support, so we may fulfil the basic needs of our families.
We are with you in our prayers for the planet and the beings that live on it. We are certain that we will overcome this situation with greater consciousness, stronger spirit and beautiful life lessons in our hearts. In order to get everyone safely through this situation, however, it is necessary that we do it together. We sincerely thank you for your donations.
The Medicine Man
The Vaaiga team with one of the tribe's elders; Francisco Barnett. He is a medicine man from the reservation Punta Chueca. In his eighties, he is still performs healing ceremonies.
This island is sacred land of the tribe. You're only allowed to visit on invitation. It is said that you can find caves with ancient paintings dating back thousands of years.
Based on archeological evidence, the Comcaac people seem to have lived in the present day state of Sonora, Mexico for 2000 years.
The Comcaac people main source of food is fish. Because of the collapse of their economy, the boats no longer go out as there is no money for gasoline.