The formation of Yahuaca Knowledge Distribution (YKD) arose out of frustration that indigenous communities lack the power to set their own agendas in regard to issues that directly affect them. Our efforts build on the work of previous attempts to bring our Indigenous voices to the forefront of policy making and economic development.
Utilizing books, music, a podcast, and YouTube videos, we aim to re-educate and rebuild our communities. By partnering with existing organizations, and supporting their efforts to provide groundbreaking programming and knowledge dissemination, we will become the drivers in a movement of knowledge creation and documentation.
We can document, through research, that American cultural, economic, and political institutions have been designed to erase Indigenous peoples in practice, and in popular collective imagination.
This problem is a global problem, and our work will center on local solutions that can be modified to become examples for indigenous communities world-wide.
Acting as a think tank, YKD will seek, identify and fine tune strategies for Indigenous people to build out their local, regional and national reach. By providing support, knowledge and language to correctly articulate and combat the barriers that exists, we aim to reset the agenda so that the improbable is achievable and the disempowered are empowered.