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The Amazon comprises a large area of South America: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname. Integrated in Colombia it covers  six departments: Amazonas, Guaviare, Caqueta, Putumayo, Guainía and Vaupés. A large area which represents 40% of the territory. this territory is extremely poor and resources are exploited indiscriminately for the benefit of people who don’t  live there and who have forgotten not only its residents but also have damaged considerably the ecological altar of the planet: The Amazon.

 

Indiscriminate logging and mining are just some of the serious problems. Indians who have lived there for centuries have been reducing their natural livelihoods: plants that served as support are no longer sufficient, fauna has been declining important scales, and fish and other resources are scarce.

 

Saving The Amazon project works for the indigenous people and with indigenous people, initially in the department of Vaupés, being an area where the different ethnic groups and communities need immediate attention.

COMMUNITIES AND TERRITORY

The current territory was inhabited since pre-Columbian times by many indigenous groups, thanks to forest habitat,they have survived the ravages of “civilization”; including the Cubeos, Desanos, Wananos and Tucanos, which belong to the linguistic group Tucano.

Around 7 thousand members of the Tucano ethnicity live in Colombia, mainly in the large Indian Resguardo of eastern Vaupes in Acaricuara, Monfort and Piracuara, as well as the Papuri and Paca rivers, although some have migrated to San Jose del Guaviare and Miraflores.

In Brazil currently live 6,000 Indians in indigenous areas of Alto Rio Black, Middle Rio Black I, Médio Rio Black II, Pari Cachoeira I, Pari Cachoeira II, Pari Cachoeira III, Taracuá, Uneiuxi, Yauareté I, Yauareté II, Balaio Indian Reserve, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Manaus and Santa Isabel.

 

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

The basic economic activity of these communities is agriculture, the main crops are manoco, sweet cassava, corn, bananas, yams and wild fruits. In the inland areas activities such as gold mining and resources exploitation is carried out, you can find ilimenita and coltan in a small percentage.

Fishing and forestry are the main economic activities of the department. As for craft production  basketry is the most important this is usually sold in the town of Mitu.

 

 

HOW TO HELP

Vaupes department has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the indigenous population. For this reason Saving the Amazon integrates these indigenous communities in the project to save the Amazon through planting trees in their communities. These are fruit trees, which help establish food security for children.They also receive a bonus for plant and take care of these trees.
The more trees we plant, the more we can help this indigenous population!

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INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Colombian Amazon

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Department of Vaupes.
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Saving the Amazon trees are the only ones who are planted in indigenous reserves at the Amazon rain forest. They will have your name for life. also you can follow and geolocate them through Google Maps. Indigenous people will take care of them for three years. In addition, this will provide food security to the communities that maintain them.
And you pay only 25 USD to make a change and save the Amazon rain forest.
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ETNIAS.

Altern name. Guanano, kotoria, banano.
Language. It belongs to the Eastern Tucano linguistic family.
Population. 1.395 persons approximately.

Localization.
They are located at  Medio río Caiarí-Vaupés, in the border with Brasil en the settlelments of Santa Cruz, Villa Fátima, Yapima, Carurú, Tayasú, Ibacab y Yapima. their territory is part of the Resguardo Parte Oriental del Vaupés. they are part of the  “Complejo Cultural del Vaupés“  that is integrated by other Tucano family  groups like the Piratapuyo, Tuyuca y Desano,with whom they share cultural similarities.

Culture.
In their worldview they are recognized as descendants of the same ancestor and therefore “brothers” of other groups. This mythical family relationship allows them to exploit the resources of different microenvironments. They Celebrate the harvests or hunting through the party “Dabucurí” according to the traditions of other groups Oriental Tucano family. Shaman, magical-religious specialist, perceived hunting animals, fish and plants as people who are organized in the same way that human society.

Economy.
The Wanano based their subsistence economy on agriculture in the slash and burn style. their main product is the bitter cassava obtain from a type of yuca. they Complement this activity with fishing and hunting. Tools used for crops are obtained from the settlers and traders, but also they made bows, arrows and traps by traditional manufacturing. They sell handicrafts such as juicers or “tipitis” cassava, hammocks and clay pots. Fabric painted tree bark, which in the past had a ceremonial significance, has become traded.

Altern Name. Waquenia, karrupaku, Kurripaco.
Language. it belongs to the linguistic Arawak.family almost all of its members spoke the kurripaco language too also they speak spanish for comercial, social and politic affairs.
Population. Population. 7.827 persons.

Localization.
located in the headwaters of the Irina river and the Black River, at the left and right side of the margin of the Vaupes River in the departments of Guainía, Vaupés and Vichada. Some kurripaco are in the city of Inírida in the neighborhood La Primavera. In Venezuela they are in the states of Amazonas and Bolivar -Maroa-, with a population of 2,816 inhabitants. In Brazil, they live in the State of Amazonas, with 3,000 people. Kurripaco of Colombia in baniwa some families, karupaka okurrin and karry-karutama, who live in Upper Guainia, in Caño Caño Tomo and Aki are included. It is a related group with puinave and piapoco.

Culture.
Horticulture, fishing and hunting sustain its economy. Used agricultural machinery rotation of land and planting conucos left to rest for 3 years. The main product of your diet is manioc. They also grow pineapple, pepper, lulo, yams, sugarcane and banana chontaduro lesser extent.

Economy.
The craft is an important sector in its economy. Usually made baskets, skimmers and ceramics for sale. They also carry out extractive activities Pandare, gum, rubber and fiber chiquichiqui, a palm to make brooms.

Altern name. Paniwa, kubeo, cobewa, hipnwa, kaniwa.
Language. it belongs to the linguistic family of the Tucano Oriental. Some authors classify it as a language that belongs to the Tucano Central.
Population. 6.647 persons.

Location.
They are located at the Amazonas, Vaupés and Vichada department. they live at the northern Amazonia, close to the Vaupés, Querarí and Cuduyarí river. their territory is part of the Resguardo Parte Oriental del Vaupés.

Culture.
They have a deep knowledge of the river and its tributaries. they practice slash and burn horticulture and fishing. For consumption they grown bitter cassava from the yuca, fruit and other tubers. Their diet includes consumption of several worms, ants, larvae of wasps and wild fruits. Currently they come frequently to the city of Mitu for trade and medical and educational care.

Economy.
Its economic system its based on trade products as -Yuca Brava- fariña of cassava, maize, meat and fish.

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