Representatives of seven indigenous peoples participated in discussion tables.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Columbia, carried out the 5th Regional Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth on July 19, 2016, with the purpose of providing solutions that guarantee the continuation human life in harmony with Mother Earth.
The event gathered indigenous peoples from the Southwest of the country (departments of Tolima, Huila, and Putumayo) in the Maloca, Nueva Zelanda of the municipality of San Agustin.
The opening of the event was carried out with a ritual dance of initiation the Saya Mix, as an example of the ancestral culture, by the group of Aires del Macizo.
The encounter counted with the participation of 380 representatives of seven indigenous peoples: Nasa, Inga, Misak, Pijao, Yanacona, Awa, and Muisca, and around 120 Activists for Peace, who helped with the installation of the discussion tables of the Ethnic Educational Institution Yachay Wasi Runa Yanacona.
The encounter was an area for people to participate in dialogue and reflection, to share their cosmogonic vision. Their proposals revolved around seven topics and ideas related to the care of Mother Earth and the conservation of its natural resources.
Ancestral cultures were present during the event.
The socialization encounter was livened up with songs from the indigenous brothers and Andean dances, which combined indigenous rhythms from the Inca origin and African rhythms.
Representatives of the indigenous peoples gathered in seven discussion tables and proposed documents that were handed over and read during the plenary session before representatives of the GEAP.
The Governor of the Inga of Putumayo people, Mr. Mariano Tisoy Mujanajinsoy, said during his speech:
“We, the indigenous, are guardians of nature. The indigenous are guardians of our Mother Earth and the natural resources which we still have day by day. It is our duty, just like our ancestors… the elders worried about leaving these territories. It is our duty, our work, to leave our territory healthy and safe for the new generation.”
On the way to the 2nd International Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth
Five regional encounters were carried out before the 2nd International Encounter of Children of Mother Earth, initiative of the executive president of the GEAP, Dr. William Soto, who will gather with leaders of the main ethnicities of South and Central America in the “Indigenous Capital” of Columbia: Uribia-La Guajira, on August 9th, 2016.
The 1st Regional Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth was carried out in Colombia by the GEAP at the Indigenous University of Misak, considered to be a sacred place of the municipality of Silvia. 142 Leaders and representatives of the indigenous peoples: Misak, Nasa-Paez, Coconucos, Embera Chami, Yanakunas, and Ingas attended the event.
See: First Regional Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth was carried out in Colombia.
200 representatives of the seven ethnicities of the northern region of Columbia, were present in the UNICJAO- Intercultural Indigenous University of Columbia, the 2nd Regional Encounter carried out in the city of Monteria, department of Cordoba. SeeW: The Caribbean ethnic diversity held the Second Regional Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth in Columbia
The 3rd Regional Encounter was carried out in Bogota in the Intercultural Thought Central GUE ATYQUIIB MUISCA of Suba; summoned the Music community of Suba, Chia, and Sesquile, just like the representatives of the ethnicities Wayuu, Nasa, Yanacona, Inga, Huitoto, Cubay del Vaupes, Misak, Hiunsan, and Camentsa.
Fourteen ethnicities of the Orinoco and Colombian Amazon filed their environmental proposals in the 4th Regional Encounter of the Children of Mother Earth.
Under the same methodology, the socialization of the environmental governance of ancestral peoples will be carried out. Its contribution will scale the solutions required by the planet for its transformation, as has been stated in the Paris agreement on climate change with the Objectives Sustainable Development (ODS).