Ancestral Practices for Water and Land Management: Experiences in a Latin American Indigenous Reserve

1. Introduction

The Chocó region and the Pacific coast of Colombia are recognized in multiple national and international scenarios for their natural and cultural wealth [1,2,3]. The knowledge, understanding, and strategic valuation of it are key factors that guarantee its protection and conservation. Thus, it is necessary to develop studies that lead us to new alternatives to the Western model of production and consumption that can be integrated with the ancestral knowledge, practices, and beliefs that account for the essential relationships of these Indigenous communities with nature [4]. In fact, we developed this study to visualize new means of environmental management that will allow us to deepen our knowledge and guide future water and land management processes in the communities.

According to Luna [5], from the identification and analysis of mythical images and ancestral practices that make up the ethnos of a community, we learn the essential stories that constitute its own way of existing Read More

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David Román-chaverra

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