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Lakou Dantes is an Afro Indigenous-led and centered, healing quilombo, land-based intentional community, sacred herbal farm & botanika. We are a collective of healers, Manbos and Oungans working hand and hand with the lwa and ancestors to steward sacred land in Jacmel, Ayiti. Giving birth to land reclamation, community wellness, Vodou veneration, spiritual & ancestral Rites of Passage and transformative justice. We commit to creating the necessary synergy and community based relationships that begin to merge and heal our indigenous intergenerational communities- globally and locally.
This is not only a place for refuge but also serves as a place of regeneration and reclamation, invoking the spirit of self agency and communal healing. We are anchored in sharing land, resources, skills, labor, and healing modalities, to explore new approaches to healing the whole spectrum of the human condition. We are grounded in advancing the healing and elevation of our communities, our lineages, our descendants, healing ancestral trauma and cultivating generational healing and reconnection.
We believe that any community-spiritual intervention must contain a healing component that allows the full spectrum of the human condition to be addressed, including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual imbalances that manifest as a result of oppression, colonialism, and generational trauma. We offer interventions to return back to our indigenous roots, that include a strong element of self-determined agency, as we all have the ability to heal ourselves and each other.
TRAVAY | SERVICES
The Work Exchange Program is an opportunity to experience Lakou Dantes and become an integral part of the community through service. This allows our distant kin an opportunity to cover a substantial part of their expenses through work while still keeping transformation and healing as their main focus.
SUPPORT OUR DREAM
In 1804 Ayiti created a vibration that started a movement of résistance. Ayiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in the early 19th century. Still today, Ayiti (also known as Haiti) is a sacred place that sparks the spirit of radical justice and healing.
Why is this important? The movement for decolonization is not complete without land restitution for Afro-Indigenous people. This land will not just be reparations for Ayisyen people but a sacred space stewarded by Afro-Indigenous people throughout the diaspora- offering refuge, food sustainability, regeneration, and reclamation.
Your donation will contribute to:
the down payment on a 3 Kawo (9 acres) of property in Lavano, Yaquimel (Jacmel)
start-up costs for farm equipment, tools, and crops
farm infrastructure such as irrigation, wash house, living space
start the foundation of building a physical center for community members to gather, teach, and hold ceremonies
For more information and to contribute, please visit our Go Fund Me!
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