Busuréliami, means “Inner Awakening”, the Ralámuli concept for education.
In 2016, Makawi began teaching traditional knowledge, language, and practices to the children of Mogótavo, near Copper Canyon. The response of the children, teachers and parents was incredible.
Today, children as young as ten years old are organizing traditional ceremonies. They are learning to read and write in their language. They learn to seek the blessings of the spirits of the springs, to bless the waters, to salute the sun, to listen to the earth, to seek traditional herbs, to dance, to run, and much more.
As the children have awakened to their cultural traditions, another awakening happened. They became more focused in classic education. In Mogótavo, junior high registration has more than doubled each year since Busuréliami began.