Then, in April 2018, shortly after I finished writing Amphibelle, my friend Ian contacted me
to ask me if I'd be willing to help throw a benefit show to raise money for the Secoya tribe so they could buy back ancestral land
they were kicked off of in the 1940's.
He had just got back from living with them in Ecuador and described to me their incredible and unparalleled connection and knowledge of the Amazon.
Many of their plant medicines have never even been catalogued let alone studied by modern science...