The reasons for getting scarifications, which is a superficial incision in the human skin, are diverse - hedonistic reasons in most parts of the world and storytelling in others. Social scarification, used to tell a story of tribe identity, is a tradition that has ancient origin in Africa and is a common practice in many regions on the continent. This especially in West Africa, where it replaced tattoos that show poorly on dark skin.
This makes every Human Being responsible for the well-being of one another and for all living things upon our Mother Earth. Therefore, whether or not the nation states, multinational corporations or international development agencies that surround us are willing or able to participate with us at this time, it is clear our Indigenous Peoples and Allies are moving forward in rebuilding and reunifying the Americas and beyond, through the Natural Laws and Guiding Principles that are inherent in our Indigenous World View and Legal Order that are based on a spiritual enduring, eternal foundation.
We have the ancient prophecies and the clear vision of a future of social justice and collective prosperity for the Americas and beyond that we are in the process of manifesting.
This New Spiritual Springtime foretold by our Elders is now unfolding globally, as sure as the sun rises every morning.
We have a strong, enduring and unbreakable spiritual foundation of cultural values and guiding principles that are empowering us to arise to our promised destiny, with greater strength and wisdom than ever before, after a great spiritual wintertime.
This long spiritual wintertime was filled, at times, with the utmost human cruelty, violence, injustice, abuse, and physical and cultural genocide. Despite these challenges, throughout the Americas and around Mother Earth, our Indigenous Peoples are reawakening to their spiritual and cultural identities and are healing our Sacred Relationships between ourselves, Mother Earth and all members of the Human Family.
Together, with our other Indigenous Peoples and other Members of the Human Family, we have the cultural, spiritual, scientific, technological, social, environmental, economic and agricultural capacities and wisdom needed to co-create and rebuild our Families, Tribes and Nations stronger and more unified than ever before.
Our Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth have the growing collective social and economic capital, coupled with vast natural resources, to bring our greatest dreams and visions to reality. This includes fully protecting, preserving, and restoring our Beloved Mother as the sacred heritage of all generations, yet to come!
Furthermore it is crystal clear that these collective resources are in the process of empowering us to become a primary spiritual and economic force, not only in the Americas, but throughout Mother Earth.
We are now and are destined in the future to play a greater and greater role as key global leaders in wisely mandating the sustainable and harmonious ways Mother Earth's gifts and resources will or will not be developed! We will insure that when the development of the natural resources of Mother Earth are not sustainable, no matter how much profit is to be made, they will not be exploited!
The Condor of the South equally has critical resources to share with the Eagle of the North. Our greatest strength yet to be fully realized is our spiritual and cultural unity.
By utilizing emerging digital communications technologies and corresponding green technologies and economies, in harmony with our vast, collective social, economic, cultural and spiritual capacities, we are manifesting, as promised, a future with social, environmental and economic justice for all members of the Human Family and our Beloved Mother Earth!
The primary challenge that stands before us as Indigenous Peoples and we as a Human Family, in rebuilding the Americas, and beyond, is disunity. This disunity has been directly caused by genocide and colonialism.
This genocide and colonization has resulted in unresolved inter-generational trauma and internalized oppression that is in the process of being fully recognized and addressed.
With the realization of this spiritual and cultural foundation for prayerful, wise and unified action, all that is needed for our ultimate victory will gracefully and assuredly unfold at the right times and places, as foretold by our Ancient Ones.
Four Worlds Indigenous Guiding Principles for Building Sustainable and Harmonious Prosperity in the Americas and Beyond The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable and harmonious world community emerged from a year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas.
They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders Spiritual Leaders and Community Members, as well as, in the best thinking of many non- Indigenous scholars, researchers and human and community development practitioners.
These guiding principles constitute the foundation for the process of healing and developing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically, and spirituallyour human relationships personal, social, political, economic, and cultural and our relationship with Mother Earth.
They describe the way we must work and what we must protect and cherish.
We offer these Guiding Principles as a gift to all who seek to build a sustainable and harmonious Global community. PREAMBLE We speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire human family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the lives of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world, and the way we live with Mother Earth.
Development Comes From Within The process of human and community development unfolds from within each person, relationship, family organization, community or nation.The Kogi, who live traditionally in isolated villages in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, are one of more than 80 indigenous societies that have inhabited Colombia for centuries.
The Kogi, the lost tribe of pre-Colombian America, have a message for us Photographer Alexander Rieser is specialized in environmental portraits, documentary photography and photojournalism. Located in Colombia / Austria. Marriage In The Colombian Kogi Tribe. words Marriage rituals exist in all types of societies whether it is in todays society or past societies.
Researching this particular topic, the Colombian Kogi Tribe, the role of women and their marriage rituals are very different in todays post-modern society. This tribe is found in Santa Marta Colombia.
Marriage rituals exist in all types of societies whether it is in today’s society or past societies. Researching this particular topic, the Colombian Kogi Tribe, the role of women and their marriage rituals are very different in today’s post-modern society.
Throughout the Lost City Colombia Trek, you will meet many people from the indigenous tribes – descendants of the extinct Teyruna people.
The Wiwa, Ika, Kogi, and Kankuamo tribes are those who live primarily in huts made of straw and dress in simple white tunics. Kogi Language,Traditions and Values Language Location They live in the higher parts of Sierra Nevada, Northern Colombia. They live in the highest coastal mountain at 26 miles from the beach.