Tag Archives: Tjer Di

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 Hearing, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Here is footage of last week’s Hearing of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights in Washington D.C. I live streamed this hearing on Friday. Testimony was given about the construction of roads for the Bonyic and Chan II hydroelectric … 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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News from the Rio Teribe

Our Naso friends in the last kingdom in the western hemisphere are having a difficult time with politics. You see, they are also the last indigenous tribe in Panama without autonomous territory, which Panama calls a “Comarca”; they are a … Continue reading

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Rio Teribe: Update from the Last Kingdom in the Americas

Our favorite river tribe is preparing to petition for legal rights to its ancestral territory. The Naso are the only indigenous tribe in Panama without autonomy. Six other tribes on the isthmus have been granted “Comarca” status that provides for … 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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Grandmother Water: What Price, Paradise?

Grandmother Water: What Price, Paradise? is a feature-length documentary film that examines critical ethical issues viewed through the eyes of 3,500 residents of a river valley located inside La Amistad International Park, a trans-boundary protected watershed shared by Costa Rica … Continue reading

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