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Kutunsama & Don Diego, Guajira

Colombia’s northern Caribbean coast and the surrounding Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains have been sacred territories for the indigenous people who have inhabited the region for millennia.
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La costa Caribe en el norte de Colombia y la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta han sido territorios sagrados para los pueblos indígenas que han habitado la región por miles de años.

KUTUNSAMADON DIEGO

Kutunsama

In 2014 I had the chance to visit an Arhuaco indigenous community in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with British filmmaker Jess Phillimore. Below are photographs of the community and the Don Diego River, where Arhuaco leader Danilo is reclaiming indigenous land. In 2020, this sacred territory was invaded by people who started cutting down the trees with the intention of “developing” the land for profit despite it being declared a protected area since 1994.
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En 2014 tuve la oportunidad de viajar a una comunidad Arhuaca en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta con el documentalista británico Jess Phillimore. A continuación hay fotografías de la comunidad y el río Don Diego, donde el líder Arhuaco Danilo está recuperando tierra indígena. En 2020, este territorio sagrado fue invadido por personas que empezaron a talar árboles con la intención de parcelar y “desarrollar” la tierra con ánimo de lucro a pesar de que fue declarada resguardo protegido desde el año 1994.

Don Diego

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