CSN Service Projects
CSN is involved in various service projects that align with our mission of supporting biological and cultural diversity. This translates into our community engagement in the Kamentsa community where our lineage is from. And we also actively work on initiatives here in the United States that support diversity and accessibility to our spiritual care programs and retreats.
CSN is involved in a medicinal plants and traditional medicine preservation and revitalization project at the land of our principal teacher, Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy. This is part of an ongoing effort to support the preservation of traditional medicine and medicinal plants diversity in the Kamentsa community.
CSN actively engages with the Kamentsa community to support projects aimed at cultural revitalization. We annually support an end of the year fundraiser to offer financial and infrastructure support to Kamentsa elementary schools in the Tamabioy community. These bilingual Kamentsa/Spanish schools insure that Kamentsa youth learn their native language and receive an education that honors and transmits their indigenous language and traditional cultural practices.
Our main fundraiser for 2018 was aimed at supporting a traditional ceremony structure to be built at Taita Juan’s land. This structure is known as a maloka and it is considered to be a ceremonial gathering space that supports traditional medicine and community gathering. We look forward to continue to support ongoing cultural revitalization programs that are based out of the maloka, particularly geared toward educating Kamentsa youth about traditional medicine and the Kamentsa language.