• Never judge by seeing

    One day, a yawari (opossum) was by his yako’s (brother-in-law) house, the turtle, joking and teasing about him how slow…

  • Into the wild

    Historically, in our culture, the way one learnt about the means of survival was primarily through the parents, who are…

  • Eyes of my brother…

    Over the last few months, I have been visiting some homes to gather traditional stories from community members of different…

  • Colours of the Forest

    Don’t believe everything you see… The author of this tale, Kenneth, explains: “the story relates to us Makushi people. It…

  • Tekaton ere pansa

    …Literally “spirit came back” in the Makushi language. This is the tale of a father trying to save his son…

  • The Clever Monkey

    The wedge-capped capuchin is very clever. Some animals, as the jaguar, would say too clever… This story, written by Lakeram,…

  • Beautifully shaped frozen rocks

    We, Amerindians, especially the Makushis and Wapishanas have strong beliefs in common in various areas. Years ago, one belief practiced…

  • The Master of the Bush

    This story is about one of the most dangerous snakes that live deep into the rainforest of Guyana: the bushmaster….

  • Seven Stars

    This rather sad story uses a quite poetic manner to tell about grave subjects. It is Abigail’s work, from Surama…

  • Local Action Works

    This short video tells the importance of listening to local communities when it comes to the management of natural resources…