Pütchipü’ü-Messengers of the Word

palabreros

 

The word Palabrero comes from “word” and it refers to wise people from the Wayuu community in Colombia that use communication and words as the main tool for conflict-solving, they are a key institution for justice adminsitration. Their role in the community then is conflict-resolution through mediation and negotiation. Wayuu Palabreros approach peace through word argumentation and persuasion with the intention to restore community bonds . They were declared World Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco.