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Tuesday, April 17

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    Santo Domingo de los Colorados
    We will spend two days with the Tsacilla Indians, whose reservation is located near Santo Domingo. The Tsacilla people are known for their unique dress and hair. Specifically, the males use a dye from the root of the achote plant in their hair, and form it in such a way that it is shaped like a leaf The males also traditionally wear black and white striped 'skirts'. They spearfish for food, as well as consume a number of plants indigenous to the rainforest.
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  6. page Kumanii Center on the Cayapas River edited We will spend three days in the rainforest at the Kumanii Christian Center, a base from which our h…
    We will spend three days in the rainforest at the Kumanii Christian Center, a base from which our host group conducts medical missions several times a year. The Center is accessible only by canoe - a three hour ride up the Cayapas River, which has its mouth along the Pacific coast.
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    While there, we will distribute toothbrushes, toothpaste, parasite pills, and vitamins to approximately 1,500 members of the Chachi Indian tribe. The Chachi speak their native tongue - Chachi - so we will need to have interpreters with us who can translate from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to Chachi.
    This video was produced by a group who visited Kumanii last year as part of a medical mission effort. It contains fabulous footage of where we will be.
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