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The Kogi

We would like to begin our stories series with where it all started - The Kogis - an indigenous tribe that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. They base their lifestyle on their belief in “Aluna” or “The Great Mother”, their creator figure, who they believe is the force behind nature. They understand the Earth to be a living being and see humanity as its children who are meant to support the balance of harmony and creativity in the world.   The tribe have remained isolated from the rest of the world since the Spanish conquistadors came to South America. In order to preserve their traditional way of life, they rarely interact with the modern world or with...

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