Pueblo U'wa

The U’wa known as “the people who know how to think and speak” consider themselves as guardians of the earth and for centuries they have protected the area they live in -mainly the remote Andes of northeastern Colombia, along the border with Venezuela-. Werjayá (males) and Baucariná (females) are the spiritual leaders in charge of communicating with the environment, which is a representative quality of their non-colonized cosmogony that they preserve through a strong oral tradition based on songs and sounds. Due to their richness and diversity they have and keep on facing many challenges. Read this document to know more about the U’wa People’s Manifesto.