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Noke Köî Tribal Weekend

December 6 - December 8

Join Pajé Romeya Kamarati Kamanawain in a weekend of sacred ceremonies.

The Noke Koi, also known as Katukinas-Pano, inhabit the northwest of Acre, Brazil, in the Indigenous Lands of the Gregório and Campinas Rivers. “Noke Koi” means “true people.” They are divided into six clans: Varinawa (Sun People), Kamanawa (Jaguar People), Satanawa (Otter People), Waninawa (Pupunha Palm People), Nainawa (Sky People), and Numanawa (Juriti Bird People).

Their language belongs to the Pano family, and they primarily speak “Noke Vaná.” Portuguese is their second language, learned around age 15. Despite historical displacement due to “correrias” by caucheiros and rubber tappers, they preserved their language and medicinal knowledge.

The Noke Koi’s social structure includes older couples and their descendants. Hunting and agriculture are key activities, with cassava and bananas being staple foods. Women prepare caiçuma, a traditional drink made from cassava or banana.

Cultural foundations are maintained by shamans, chiefs, and young leaders (Txanas). While contact with non-indigenous civilization has impacted their lifestyle, they effectively preserved their traditions. Portuguese is crucial for communication with broader society, aiding in commerce and rights management.

Meet your facilitators

Pajé Romeya Kamarati Kamanawa:

Kamarati Kamanawã is one of the most respected shamans and the General Chief of the entire Rio Gregório people. He belongs to the Kamanawa clan, known as the “Jaguar People.” Kamarati is a guardian of his people’s ancestral traditions and knowledge, playing a crucial role in preserving and transmitting spiritual and cultural practices. He was chosen by a serpent named Viñorono, which performs healings on people through his body. As a child, one of the older shamans, the grandfather of his wife Varî, had already warned him that he would be responsible for carrying this power when the elder passed away. Initially, Kamarati did not understand the message, but years later, the serpent found him and began working with him. Additionally, Kamarati has the power to illuminate the souls of the deceased to the Celestial world, helping to guide spirits on their journey. His wisdom, strength, and leadership are fundamental to the development and well-being of the entire Noke Koi people.

Varikene Kamanawa:

Varikene Kamanawa is the son of Pajé Romeya Kamarati Kamanawa, a talented singer and bearer of the ancestral chants of the Noke Koi people. He follows in his father’s footsteps, dedicating himself to preserving and disseminating his people’s cultural and spiritual traditions. His voice and songs are a vital link between generations, keeping the rich musical and spiritual heritage of the Noke Koi alive. He is an inspiring figure, especially for the youth of the community, showing the importance of honoring and continuing traditions.

Kay Kamanawã:

Kay Kamanawã is the wife of Metxo Kamanawã, another highly significant shaman among the Noke Koi. She also belongs to the Kamanawa clan and plays a vital role in the community. Kay is a great artisan, known for her deep knowledge of cultural practices. She is beginning her studies in traditional medicine and sings alongside her husband, Metxo. Women in the villages play a crucial role, carrying buckets of water on their heads to wash the house and performing various tasks alone. Additionally, they have the role of raising children, not only their own but also those of other families, as in the community, everyone is considered one big family, where one raises the children of others.


Maithê is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate for indigenous peoples. Although she was born in the “white world,” she feels deeply connected to her indigenous roots and dedicates her life to supporting and promoting the culture of indigenous peoples. Maithê is the founder and president of the Instituto Igreja Sagrada Floresta, an organization that develops various projects in partnership with the Noke Koi people. Additionally, she is developing an app called Radar Indígena, which will soon be available to facilitate the lives of indigenous people who work conducting retreats and ceremonies outside the villages, as well as for people who wish to access these events. Maithê organizes ceremonies, retreats, and experiences that allow people to connect with the rich indigenous culture and find healing. She also hosts indigenous people in her home, offering a space of welcome and support. Maithê is a bridge between worlds, bringing ancestral wisdom to the modern world and helping to preserve and celebrate indigenous traditions.


– 2 Nights of Sacred Ceremonies
– Live Medicine Music
– Integration Circle
– All Farm To Table Meals By Conscious Chef
– Swimming Pool
– Resting space at the Maloca
– Optional-Pod in shared room for 50$
*Separate female and male accommodations

You can upgrade to semiprivate/private room for additional cost

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