In this film, the Awá people of Pambilar, La Union, Río Bogotá and Guadualito and the Karanki people of San Clemente meet and exchange experiences, knowledge, agricultural products and much more in San Clemente--Esperanza [Hope] Parish, Ibarra Canton, Imbabura Province, Ecuador--on December 15-16, 2018.
Awá leaders asked to do this intercambio because their territory is being invaded by mining. They knew about San Clemente's autonomous community tourism project, so they wanted to take their youth to learn from them.
It was a beautiful experience for the youth of both communities and all involved!
The Awá people brought their products from the Ecuadorian coast to exchange. The Karanki people of San Clemente offered a tour of the trail of medicinal plants, pamba mesa [communal potluck], a warm