• Arroyo Palenque

    The Palenque Creek: A Stream of Traditions Emanating Identity

    In the community of Palenque, a natural treasure flows vigorously through the entire territory: the Palenque stream. But this body of water goes beyond its basic function as a water source. For the Palenqueros, the stream is the very soul of their community, shaping not only their physical environment but also their identities, social relations…

  • Meet the First Generation of Awasqa Youth Scholars

    It is with great joy that we want to introduce the first eight young Awasqa Youth Scholarship recipients! The main objective of the Awasqa Youth Scholarship is to create networks across Latin America and to give visibility to the work of Black and indigenous youth who are leading in the fields of community journalism, communication…

  • #WasipiSakiri. Foto: RadioIluman

    Decolonizing Health II: Community Efforts in Abya Yala

    Slowly we perceive―like the rising of the river when it comes down from the mountain―that the rain at the top of the summit hasn’t ceded, and that we must prepare for the sudden flow. After the initial storm, like the soft roots that creep between the stones until they are broken, ideas, actions, and the…

  • Oscar Montero. Foto: ONIC

    Times of Life and Death: Building Resilience Through Historical Memory in Colombia

    On November 18 the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) together with the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH) released a report on historical memory on structural violence against indigenous peoples, a project that began in 2017. Below we provide a translation from ONIC´s website on the significance of such report in their future struggles…

  • Cineastas indígenas. Photo credit: Daupará

    Daupará: 10th Anniversary of an Indigenous Film Festival in Colombia

    For 10 years now, the nonprofit Daupará in Colombia that has led the diffusion of indigenous video and cinema as well as organized yearly festivals with the goal of “conserving, strengthening and disseminating the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples, with emphasis on audiovisual production and sovereignty, contribute to the fabric of their own communication, reaffirming…