The original peoples count themselves in Indigenous Territories and Voices –

  • The next Sunday August 21 at 8:30pm Canal Trece premieres “Indigenous Territories and Voices”, a five-part documentary series produced by thea National Commission for Communication of Indigenous Peoples (CONCIP).
  • The chapters were produced by indigenous filmmakers belonging to CONCIP.
  • Indigenous Territories and Voices it crosses the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Putumayo, Yaigojé Apaporis in Amazonas and Vaupés, paramos in Nariño and some capital cities.
  • The next Friday August 19 at 5:30pm A conversation will be held with the indigenous groups and organizations that participated in the production of the series in the Aurelio Arturo Auditorium of the National Library of Colombia in Bogotá (Calle 24 # 5-60).

August 17, 2022. Indigenous Territories and Voices is a five-part documentary series created by CONCIP to educate about culture, self-thinking, spirituality, the role of women, self-government, and the impact of the armed conflict on the indigenous peoples that inhabit Colombia.

The chapters were made by the organizations that make up CONCIP: National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC), Indigenous Authorities of Colombia for Pachamama (AICO), Tayrona Indigenous Confederation (CIT) and Traditional Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Mayor Government) .

Indigenous Territories and Voices It invites the balance between humanity and nature, by recognizing the roots and the importance of the cultural diversity of the country, in addition to emphasizing the territory and its geography.

This series makes visible the survival, resistance and the dynamics of the Indigenous Peoples who, from different actions and practices, struggle not to disappear. The internal conflict translates into imbalance and disharmony in the cultural, social, political and territorial essence of the Indigenous Peoples in Colombia.

Image containing Background pattern Automatically generated descriptionIndigenous Territories and Voices covers the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Putumayo, Yaigojé Apaporis in Amazonas and Vaupés, paramos in Nariño and some capital cities.

List of chapters

Chapter 1:
Quende, The paths of authority

Indigenous Authorities of Colombia for Pachamama (AICO)

In the 1970s, indigenous authorities from the town of Los Pastos confronted the landowners who had usurped their lands. Taking their batons, they raised a message to their community: “recover the land to recover everything”. Thus begins the process of political and organizational strengthening of the indigenous communities in the south. Then the meeting of the Pastos people with the Quillasinga people is born, who listening to the word of their authorities reflect on the territorial processes that they live. The challenge for the authorities is to continue listening to the spirit of the mountains and lagoons that is kept in the batons of command to face the current policies that affect their territory and their lives.

Episode 2: The Amazon under ancestral care

Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC)

This chapter portrays the importance of grandparents, connoisseurs, Payes either Kumus, who are the pillars of indigenous survival in the Amazon through their wisdom and knowledge of the Law of origin and Natural Law. Serafín Macuna, one of the wise men who died during the pandemic, is an example of this important work. This story is built through a dialogue with relatives and relatives of his people, who share his spiritual, cultural and political work in the defense and strengthening of the Indigenous Peoples of the Yaigojé Apaporis in the departments of Amazonas and Vaupés.

Chapter 3: What we indigenous women sow

National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC)

This chapter recounts the contribution of three indigenous women in political, organizational and rights positions or scenarios for Indigenous Peoples. Patricia Tobón Yagari, from the Embera People, member of the Truth Clarification Commission (CEV); Ana Manuela Ochoa Arias of the Kankuamo People, indigenous magistrate in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP); and Lejandrina Pastor Gil of the Wiwa People, former counselor for Women, Family and Generation of the ONIC, narrate their successes and failures, challenges and expectations, exploring issues such as territoriality, spirituality, self-government, truth, justice, reparation and non-compliance. repetition of the armed conflict. It also analyzes the essence of being indigenous women in scenarios previously banned or in some cases exclusively for men.

Chapter 4: Anzasari Niwi Umukin, “defenders of the territory”

Tayrona Indigenous Confederation (CIT)

Three prominent figures in the field of defense of the Iku territory and culture express the importance of preserving the heart of the world. Three visions that embody from different perspectives the collective bets of the Arhuaco people, based on the Law of Origin. Amado Villafaña Chaparro dialogues with the mamo Fernando Izquierdo de Nabusímake, to make known the invaluable spiritual work of the indigenous authorities to keep the world in harmony. The young biologist Guriwam Torres Zalabata narrates the contemporary vision of the Arhuaca woman, and how they promote the environmental conservation of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; The Arhuaco leader Camilo Niño Izquierdo, technical secretary of the National Commission of Indigenous Territories (CNTI) of the MPC, reveals his contribution to the political strategies of the indigenous peoples of Colombia to defend, clean up and expand the native territories.

Chapter 5: How are we doing with Peace?

Traditional Indigenous Authorities of Colombia, Mayor Government

This chapter presents Filomena Rodríguez (Tolima), Visitación Chanchi (Putumayo), Carlos Ponare (Vichada), and Carmen Juagibioy (Putumayo), who recount how the Colombian armed conflict has affected their lives, their territories, and their culture. Based on their experience, they reflect on what peace is and if they have ever experienced it. In their stories they tell how forced displacement forced them to abandon their lands and their families; some of them returned, others had to bury their relatives or friends. These stories speak of forgiveness as the only path to peace in their indigenous peoples and territories.

The original peoples count themselves in Indigenous Territories and Voices –