Connecting with Ecuador’s ancient Cañari culture

This past Thursday the Mingles social group from our International Christian Community made a day-long visit to a community dedicated to preserving the traditions and culture of the Cañari people who were the original inhabitants of this part of the world that later became Ecuador. This community, named Kushi Waira, lies less than an hour southeast of Cuenca (which, itself, was the capital of Cañari nation before the invasion by the Incas). They speak only Quechua and Spanish, so I was drafted to translate into English the information they shared about their history, customs, and ancient healing knowledge. Our host,…

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