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Visit of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta

Visit of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, October 18-20, 2018

Within the framework of the Regional Meeting of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America of CICADA and the TICCA Consortium, a special visit to the community of Portachuelo, located in the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve of Riosucio, Caldas, Colombia, was also organized prior to this main event. With the help and support of Héctor Jaime Vinasco, project coordinator of the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Resguardo, the participants of the visit were able to familiarize themselves with the territory, the traditions, and the current problems that the community faces today.

Agenda and list of participants   |   Thursday 18   |   Friday 19   |   Saturday 20


Thursday, October 18th

13:00 – Arrival to the municipality of Riosucio

14:00-19:00 – Arrival to the Portachuelo community

– (14:00)          Community lunch

– (15:30)          Welcome and orientation, spiritual harmonization, dance and traditional hornpipe

-(19:00)           Exit and settling into host families’ homes

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Friday, October 19th

6:00 – Ecological and spiritual field trip to Cerro Carbunco   Portachuelo’s Plaza

8:30 – Breakfast   Host family

9:30-13:00 – Meeting with the Resguardo’s authorities  

–          Salutations by Portachuelo’s governess Arnobia Moreno Andica
–          Salutations by Cabildante of Portachuelo, Alexander Hernández
–          Salutations by Colin Scott, Director of CICADA
–          Salutations and introducions from other assistants.
–          Coffee break (30 minutes)
–          Presentation of the Resguardo’s current context by the elders:

                    – Structure and organization in the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (Oscar                         Aníbal Largo)
                    – History and land struggle in the Resguardo (Adalberto Hernández)
                    – Current situation of the Resguardo and the Cabildo (Ernesto Antonio Tapasco)
                    – Perspectives of women and youth in the Resguardo (Bertha Inés Ladino)
                    – Main processes in development and challenges for the future (Efrén Reyes)

13:00 – Community lunch

14:00 – Introduction of CICADA (Colin Scott)

15:00 – Artisan products fair

16:00 – Coffee break and free time to share

17:00 – Return to host families

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Saturday, October 20th

7:00 – Breakfast   Host family

8:00 – Departure to Sipirra community

9:00-10:30 – Arrival to Sipirra

– (9:00)           Harmonization with traditional medics of the Resguardo

– (9:45)           Parting words (gobernadora Arnobia Moreno)

– (10:30)           Coffee break and informal presentation on ancestral mining and interethnic projects

– (11:30)           Transportation to Pereira airport


Interview with Hector Jaime Vinasco by Colin Scott



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