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Heritage Trust

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Nature Walks

Nature Walks

Organise a sponsored walk in nature to support the Kogi.

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Donate Now: New Fundraising Campaign

Donate Now: New Fundraising Campaign

In Aug/Sep 2018 An exciting new initiative and exceptional event is taking place in France. A dialogue between Science and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge. Press release available to download (French and English).

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

What Goes Down Must Come Up

A Presentation About The Interconnection of Mountains, Rivers, Sky and Sea in a South American Indigenous Landscape. By Alan Ereira. 

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Trust is to magnify the Kogis’ voice, to help them defend their culture and its territorial integrity and to learn from them how to better protect the planet which we all share.

The Kogi are descendants of the Tairona and are the last surviving civilization from the world of the Inca and Aztec.

They are an indigenous people who consider themselves to be the guardians of the earth and are worried by our attempts to destroy it.

The mountain - in Colombia - is their home, it is quite literally a microcosmos, a mirror of the planet on which every ecological zone is represented. The impact of the modern world is affecting their environment and from their vantage point on the mountain they can see how this is damaging the rest of the planet.

The Trust needs your help to support this mission.


The Films

From The Heart of the World: The Elder Brother's Warning

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Watch the first film made by Alan Ereira and the BBC in 1990 about the ancient Kogi civilisation from the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia.

Aluna:
The Movie

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The follow up film was made 25 years later at the request of the Kogi Mamas because they said we had not heard them the first time.

In their own words

The Great Mother taught and taught.  The Great Mother is what we needed to live and her teaching has not been forgotten right up to this day.  We all still live by it. 

Joe Bloggs

Our Objectives

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We will offer the Kogi a voice

We will offer the Kogi a way to communicate directly with the wider world.

Our Objectives

2

We will protect the environment of the Kogi

We will respond to, and publicise, requests by the Kogi for help in protecting their territory and culture.

Our Objectives

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We will learn from the Kogi

We will learn from the Kogi about their understanding of environmental management and publicise that knowledge through all media.

Our Objectives

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To educate the next generation

We will implement initiatives to educate young people about the principles and way of life of the Kogi in order to protect the planet for future generations.

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The Kogi message is important for us all.   They consider themselves to be the guardians of the earth and are worried by our attempts to destroy it.  They want their voice and knowledge to be heard around the world and for us to take action to protect the planet that we all share.  The Kogi need your help to do this.   

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