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.
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.
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
Logging in Ayoreo territory, including the non-contacted areas, continues despite Indigenous protest