This lapis lazuli skull was discovered in 1995 in the area of the Amazon rain forest by a north Peruvian Inka tribe. Tuki, the spritual leader of the tribe, told how they had placed the skull in a cave to cleanse it before handing it over. They were convinced that the skull would be of more benefit to them if they gave it to Joky.
ZaparaElder- This woman is one of five adults left that speak the language of this rain forest tribe- Not only are the forests and creatures heading for extinction- So are the languages and people of the rain forest!
Two years ago, Australian businessman David Nilsson arrived in the Yagua region of the Amazonian rain forest offering tribal leaders succulent amounts of money in exchange for land rights. But Nilsson is known in Australia to be a carbon pirate. He seeks land for carbon rights to sell them in the international carbon credit market. And in Peru he found a treasure. Read More: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/economics-poverty/ec-latin-america/3529-carbon-trader-swindles-peruvian-tribe.html