The Arhuacos: A Message from the Mamos, the Prophets of the Sierra Nevada
The Arhuacos have warned of this crisis for generations. Now their spiritual guides say Covid is only the first of four pandemics.
When news of Covid-19 came to the enigmatic white-clad peoples of the high Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, nobody was very surprised. Trained since birth in the ways of looking to Nature for guidance, these spiritual guides of the Sierra Nevada predicted this pandemic and other current crises decades ago.
The Kamëntšá Biyá: Land Use Planning in Defense of the Sacred
Territorial planning and protection of sacred sites is integrally connected with public health for the Kamentsá
Territorial planning is sacred work for the Kamëntsá Biyá people of the Upper Putumayo region in Colombia. Their approach reflects a radically different view of land use — one that is integrally connected with their view of public health.