Tag Archives: Central America

Panama Project Update

We were happy for good turnout for our program presentations in January and February, and for many offers of assistance. This write-up was suggested by Dianne Heidke who moderated our last informational event; this is for people who would like … Continue reading

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Naso Comarca, School, Ecotourism Updates

Leadership remains the focus of organizational meetings for Naso autonomy, the subject of public hearings before the Inter American Comission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. next week, “The Right to Property and the Right to a Healthy Environment … Continue reading

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Naso Assemble to Seek Independence

This weekend Panama celebrates 192 years of independence from Spanish rule, as do many indigenous cultures who arrived long before the conquistadors from Spain. The Guna, Embera, Wounaan, Bugle & Ngobe cultures thrived independently on the land bridge now called … Continue reading

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Tjër Di Naso to seek Comarca for Conservation Autonomy in their Ancestral Territory to Protect Natural Resources from Developers

The UK’s Darwin Initiative funded a three-year project in 2006 led by London’s Natural History Museum in La Amistad International Park, Naso territory.  Some 12,000 species from two continents were documented, more than two dozen new to science.  Shortly after … Continue reading

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One River, One Tribe

The Naso are a Leaver culture. They wish to leave their forests and rivers as they inherited them from their ancestors, clean & crystalline. Takers wish to develop them for profit but the Naso regard their water as a sacred … Continue reading

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Rio Teribe Interviews

This month in Central America we are subtitling interviews to produce a short news video in advance of filming the documentary ‘Grandmother Water’ in September. We are working to help the Naso give voice to their struggle, to introduce viewers … Continue reading

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Central America’s Last Kingdom has a New King

Reinaldo Alexis Santana will become the youngest king ever to rule the Tjër Di Naso at his coronation this month; he is 30 years old. Adolfo Villagra, Edwin Sanchez, my son and I were invited to meet the new ruler … Continue reading

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