The process of unification of spiritual leaders around the world is taking place. In order to take the next step among the Latin American peoples, native intellectuals and Spiritual Elders from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica and Guatemala came together in this unique meeting, to share insights about the state and future of Mother Earth, and to share knowledge, ideas and actions through the unification process.

March 7th - 10th, 2019

Cauca, Colombia

South America 

FRANCISCA CALFÍN

Chile - Mapuche

Medicine woman and Mapuche Traditional Educator. President of the Center for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Chile.

ELENA PARDO

Raqchi - Peru

Educator, cultural manager and director of the Center for the Promotion of Intercultural Wisdoms - CEPROSI.

Specialist in Intra and Interculturality, Agroecology, Rural Development and Andean Agriculture.

KEN KITATANI

Forum 21 - Japan | USA

Executive Director of the Forum 21 Institute. Ken is an ordained minister of Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development and is the Chief Administration Officer of their UN NGO. 

PACHA KANCHAY

Yanacona - Colombia

Indigenous Yanacona, spiritual authority, social leader and facilitator of indigenous education and indigenous medicine processes. Official spokesperson of the National Council of Spiritual Authorities of Colombia (CAAENOC).

MAMA AGUSTINA

Misak - Colombia

Medicine woman, weaver and traditional midwife. A whole life of work preserving the indigenous Misak tradition. 

LARRY JEROMITO

Nasa - Colombia

Indigenous Nasa, traditional and spiritual authority of the territory of Tierra Adentro, Cauca. Social leader and member of CAAENOC. Ex-governor of his community.

ROBERTO NACOGUI

Kogi - Colombia

Indigenous Kogí, spiritual authority and recognized social and community leader. Teacher of the ancestral wisdoms of offering and payment. Counselor in processes of territorial protection. Facilitator of processes of indigenous spiritual medicine.

TAITA ANSELO TOMBÉ

Misak - Colombia

Indigenous Misak medicine man. Traditional and spiritual authority of the territory, Piendamó Cauca. Member of CAAENOC.

CRISTOBAL COJTÍ

Cachiquel - Guatemala

 Medicine Man and Maya Kakchiquel Priest. 

ANA IRIS ELIZONDO

Boruca - Costa Rica

Artist and guardian of the ancestral knowledge of the Boruca indigenous people of Costa Rica

APU WANKA INTI

Wanka - Peru

Medicine man of the Wanka Nation in Peru, central Andes..

ANA LUCÍA YAGARI

Embera - Colombia

Medicine woman, weaver, spiritual authority, head of the Council of Grandmothers of Colombia. 

AUKA YARI MAHUA

Yanacona - Colombia

Indigenous Yanacona, traditional and spiritual authority of the Papallaqta territory in Valencia, Cauca. Guardian of the mountain and the water. Social leader and member of CAAENOC.

MINDAHI BASTIDA

Otomi - Mexico

Director of the Original Caretakers Initiative at the Center for Earth Ethics. 

General Coordinator of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico. Caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi people.

MANUEL POMAQUERO

Kichwa - Ecuador

Medicine man. Director of the research department of the University of Ancestral Wisdom "Jatun Yachay Wasi".

ABUELA BLANCA

Nasa - Colombia

Indigenous Nasa from Caldona, Cauca. Social and community leader and member of the Council of Grandmothers of Colombia. Teacher and spiritual counselor. Leader in training processes in self-education, family and gender.

MARCELO ZAIDUNI

Aymará - Bolivia

Traditional medicine man, Yatiri Chamakani. Former Vice Minister of Traditional Medicine in Bolivia. Social communicator and member of the indigenous chair of the UII of FILAC.

DOKERA DOMIKO

Embera - Colombia

Indigenous Êbêra Katio. Social and community leader. National Youth Coordinator of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia.

NINAWUA INU PEREIRA

Ninawa - Brasil

Medicine man. President of the  Huni kui Federation in Brasil.

LUIS YONDA

Nasa - Colombia

Indigenous Nasa, traditional and spiritual authority of the Caldóno territory, Cauca. Social leader and member of CAAENOC. Ex-Governor of his community.

ARMANDO ROBLES

Otomí - Mexico

Medicine man. Guardian of the fire and guardian of the Xinantécatl Volcano.

MAURICIO GAÑAN

Embera Chami - Colombia

Traditional and spiritual authority of the territory Riosucio, Caldas. Coordinator of

medicines. Member of CAAENOC.

DELEGATES

80 selected Elders and people who are genuinely working towards the preservation of cultures and the protection of Mother Earth. This event brought together people from several countries of the Americas, including: Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brasil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Japan and the United States.

More than 20 indigenous traditions. 

We call humanity to the process of Unification and Restoration of Mother Earth. We call for the recognition of the wisdom and the spiritual and material authority of the original peoples.

Mindahi Bastida - Otomí

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