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Episode 4

Good indigenous governance


In this episode we look at the role of traditional authorities in the exercise of indigenous governance. From the Kogui ezwamas, the Miraña malocas and the Embera spaces of power, indigenous authorities show us in practice what it means to govern their community well.


The following is a description of each of the stories that are part of this episode. If you would like to access the videos with English subtitles, please contact us at produccion@elbuenvivir.co



Indigenous government for a good living

Kogui Indigenous People

A filmamking by Association of Traditional Kogui Authorities of Magdalena MUÑKUAWINMAKU

Traditional authorities of the Kogui people explain how they exercise their self-government in order to live well; the fulfillment of the roles of women and men makes social equilibrium possible.

Chi Êbêrârâ buru manadûrêâ

The people are the rulers

Embera Chamí Indigenous People

A filmmaking by Association of Indigenous Councils of Caldas ACICAL

The Embera Chamí people of Caldas have been denied their territory, government and culture. During the last decades, men and women of the land have mobilized to demand the collective rights of our people, guided by the mandates of the community, spirituality and good governance, to strengthen, recover and return to their ancestral roots, to Mother Earth, who is the one who gives wisdom and strength.


Ka´keniko Majtsi

Caguana dance

Miraña Indigenous People

A filmmaking by Camaritagua Indigenous Reserve

Traditional authorities of the Miraña people tell us how governance was handed over to their people by the creator "Kanibatenibue", handing over the ritual of the Caguana as an instrument for good governance.