About The Kogi
The Kogi have no written language yet they practise a philosophy and form of thought that has been pretty efectively destroyed everywhere else by the advance of the modern world. They consider themselves to be the guardians of the Earth and are worried by our attempts to destroy it. They refer to us as Younger brother. Their communities are governed by Mamas, who are always male and their female equivalents, Sagas. They are much more than just leaders. Kogi culture centres on a belief that the material world is the physical trace of a thought-world sustained in "Aluna". Aluna is not just a spirit world but the thinking and acting life force. The role of the Mamas is to mediate between the physical world and "Aluna" to ensure that dangerous and destructive forces are held in check. Maintaining their culture and way of life is essential if life on Earth is to continue for all of us. The Kogi are trying to preserve a world of ideas that was once shared by all humanity but which is now all but lost.
SUPPORT THE KOGI
The Tairona Heritage Trust works in direct response to the official requests of the Kogi Mamas and in different ways as highlighted in our Mission and Objectives. This work has been developed over the last 30 years and since the first film, From the Heart of the World, The Elder Brother's Warning was made.
Through your donations we are able to provide funding to the Kogi and their official projects to protect their lands and culture.