Events

Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth Series

Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth Series

Please join us on the 24th of May as the women from ASOMI share a ceremony with us followed by a presentation of their very important work.

The Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas de la Medicina Tradicional “La Chagra de la Vida” (Asomi) is a grassroots organization located in the department of Putumayo. Created in 2004 and legally incorporated in 2007, Asomi promotes the recovery of indigenous women’s cultural identity, knowledge and traditional practices. Asomi was created after an alert from traditional authorities that their communities were at risk of disappearing due to violence in their territories and environmental degradation. A group of indigenous women concerned about this situation, and motivated by their elders, decided to create Asomi. In the indigenous culture of the five ethnic groups that make up the membership of Asomi, women play a central role in the protection of life, family, and the community as a whole.

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