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It has been over 15 years since LUNA Sandals founder Barefoot Ted, aka BFT, went down to the Copper Canyons for the first time. Over the years, BFT has been back nearly every year supporting the Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon as a goodwill ambassador.
Starting in 2021, Ted became an advisor on the True Messages Organization's board. Within the True Messages non-profit's group of projects , the Busureliame Cultural Education Program caught his eye.
What is BUSURELIAME?
Busuréliame is the Rarámuri expression for learning and means literally “inner awakening”.
Working with True Messages, the goal is to provide support and resources for the Busureliame project under the leadership of Tarahumara visionary, leader, teacher, poet and recording artist, Makawi
Makawi has created, and with his team and teachers continues to develop, a cultural education program to guide Tarahumara children towards a deeper functional understanding of their language and culture in cooperation with the grade schools of the Sierra Tarahumara and the Municipal of Urique Chihuahua
“Education of our children in our language and customs is our most fundamental right and responsibility, but our children are not learning well. In order to learn well, our children must awaken. Their families must awaken. Their communities must awaken.” Makawi
“Teaching the connectivity with Nature is awakening. Listening to the lessons of our grandfathers and grandmothers is awakening. Showing respect for Nature and each other is awakening. Listening to the chants of the owiruame (shamans) is awakening. Listening to the birds, the wind, the waterfall is awakening. Thinking while connected with nature is busuréliame.” Makawi
Join us in supporting this truly unique, grassroots cultural education program and let's all learn together to celebrate the simple and beautiful things of life.