Indigenous Land Recovery Mission

Please help restore sovereignty to the Four Original Peoples of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta, Colombia, by helping them recover their Ancestral Lands! 

THE CHALLENGE:
Western occupation has forced the Arhuaco people and their sister tribes the Kogui, Wiwa and Kankaumo, to relocate to the higher lands of their ancestral territories in the Sierras. This displacement has brought imbalance and disharmonies to their communities, the earth and the planets. As the human family becomes increasingly disconnected from ourselves and our ancestral lands, this state of planetary discord is worsening. 

THE SOLUTIONS: 
1. ECO-AWARENESS
The people of the Sierra Nevada believe the health and future of our Mother Earth depend upon us all reclaiming our connection to the Earth and being at peace with ourselves. This is why, in recent years, select elders from the Four Peoples of La Sierra have begun to travel down from seclusion in the high mountains to help their younger brothers and sisters restore balance to themselves and the Earth. 

2. ANCESTRAL LAND RECOVERY
Raising funds to help the Four Peoples of La Sierra buy back the ancestral lands that were taken from them will help restore sovereignty and balance to their communities and the earth at large.

WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR:
Last week our community was blessed by an extraordinary visit with one of the leaders of this mission, Arhuaco elder Calixto Suarez. He touched hearts and opened minds with his ECO-AWARENESS teachings, and encouraged us to love and value ourselves as the foundation of our spiritual work. In this way, he says, we can learn how to be at peace with ourselves, each other and the Earth.

Thank you to all those who participated, and/or have donated thus far. Your contributions helped make this special visit with Calixto possible, including the following accomplishments:

- Live-broadcast panel at Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, 9/13
- Weekend Immersion in Grass Valley, 9/15 & 9/16
- Public Talk in Berkeley, 9/17
- Collaboration with Dakota/Lakota Grandfather Woableza
- Visits and spiritual payments at local Sacred Sites

WHAT WE STILL NEED HELP WITH:
We have a long way to go to meet our Ancestral Land Recovery fundraising goal.....WE NEED YOUR HELP!

WHERE YOUR DONATION WILL GO:
All funds raised will support Calixto and his mission to recover the Ancestral Lands of the Four Original Peoples of La Sierra

WORDS FROM CALIXTO:
“For me, what matters most is that the lands are healthy, the water is pure, the air is free from viruses, and human beings are at peace with themselves. This is my impulse and intention: to speak of the importance of the sacred places and of how sacred we are."
- Calixto Suarez

Click here to learn more about Calixto, the Arhuaco people, and their Ancestral Land Recovery Mission:
http://www.calixtosuarez.com/language/en/home-en/

Fundraising team (2)

Eva Ackerman
Organizer
Raised $700 from 7 donations
Berkeley, CA
Adam DeArmon
Team member
Raised $400 from 2 donations

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