Fundación para el Desarrollo del Pueblo Wounaan (FUNDEPW)

Working in Indigenous territories of Panama, FUNDEPW is helping the Wounaan People recover their biocultural customs in 17 communities encompassing more than 350,000 acres of the Chocó-Darien tropical forest, including watercourses that feed into the Pacific Ocean. Their program includes workshops on soil health and seed collection, conservation, and distribution; literacy instruction in the Wounaan Meu alphabet; teaching traditional Wounaan flute, dancing, and gastronomy; and registering more than 400 documents and audio files in Wounaanmeu and Spanish that tell ancestral stories of Wounaan traditional foodways and biocultural customs.

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