CLOSE TO NATURE

When a butterfly take's a moment in your arm, it's because it feels safe. Moments like this is what creates connections with all living creatures in the forest. The people of Sarayaku remind us all the importance to protect Mother-Ear

THE ROADS

There are no roads to get to the Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Pakesso's home, or to Sarayaku, Eriberto' community. To both of them, you arrive by plane or by the river.

Arriving Sarayaku by plane one can see an emerald forest. It's that way because the people of Sarayaku fought to protect it from oil exploration. They won. But 20 minutes flight from Sarayaku, we can see the roads entering the forest and where there are roads, there are a lot of deforestation.
Sarayaku was offered...

KONNECTED CREW WITH THE GUALINGA FAMILY

It was such an honor to be welcomed into their home. Long conversations about ancient stories of the Sarayaku, ceremonies that started at around 03.00 am, walking into the forest to see them working on their patch of land were unforgettable moments.

WORDS OF WISDOM

When you listen to the forest you speak words of wisdom. When I listen to Eriberto it seems that I'm listening to the forest, the people, the streams, the animals, the water. He speaks with the soft voice of all of them in unison to d

LOS JÓVENES LÍDERES INDÍGENAS NOS TRAEN ESPERANZAS.

Regresar al Perú para filmar fue para mí un regreso a la tierra que alimentó mis raíces, a las montañas que cuidaron de mis primeros pasos de infante y hacía el pueblo que sembró en mi una

Photo- We were invited to stop filming and join the circle to talk about Indigenous identity. They youth were very interested and curious about First Nations in Canada. Pakesso and Eli shared their experiences and the conversation was so emotional that f

Photo- An entire community maintain this pre-contact bridge, using the Inca’s techniques. This is a communal work and everyone has the responsibility to participate.

YOUNG INDIGENOUS LEADERS ARE SOURCE OF HOPE

Filming in the Andes of Peru was for me going back to land that nourished my roots, to the mountains that took care of my first steps and to the people who seeded my identity.
I was also going back to meet T

WHEN YOU LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS YOU ARE LISTENING TO YOUR CULTURE

Our brother Zenon freshly graduated from University went back home with his Agronomist diploma and a certain attitude. His wise father told him that he needed now to learn more about his

A poem to honor the Nasa people

Second part of the chronicle published by The Tribune, (Campbellton, N.B). about the different experiences in filming the series Konnected.

A chronicle published by The Tribune, (Campbellton, N.B). about the different experiences in filming the series Konnected.

Photos: Konnected.Tv and local Nasa journalists filming the families that are now re-occupying their land and planting food for their families.These fields used to be sugar cane plantations used for fuel production. Land claims in Colombia is about liberating Mother Earth from exploitation, mining, agro-industry, etc. It's profound concept and puts Mother Earth first above all. Many people were/are being killed for the liberation of Mother Earth.
http://fusion.net/gallery/120060/colombia-nasa-indigeno...

If you support Standing Rock Sioux struggle you may understand the struggles of Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
http://www.latinamericanpost.com/article/opposition-to-oil-pipeline-in-the-us-is-similar-to/

Colombia's Peace process with guerrilla group, FARC, gains wide support But in 1996 a Nasa Indigenous community signed a peace treaty with them. They are not for left or right ideologies, they want to liberate Mother Earth
http://www.eltiempo.com/politica/proceso-de-paz/indigenas-nasa-firmaron-hace-20-anos-paz-con-las-farc/16688148

From Konnected

In the Chaco region -where our brother Taguide and his Ayoreo family lives - cattle ranchers are occupying 2.8 million hectares of Indian land.
http://especiales.univision.com/desigualdad/leyes-y-gobierno/article/chaco-paraguayo-se-desangra-lentamente/4321

Logging in Ayoreo territory, including the non-contacted areas, continues despite Indigenous protest
https://noticias.terra.com/mundo/latinoamerica/indigenas-afirman-que-sigue-deforestacion-en-paraguay-pese-a-medidas-de-cidh,f822dc4f73e593257f796b402ad93291r0yevqjc.html

From Konnected