This is how the recovery day of the National Park goes after the departure of indigenous communities

Eight months passed for the indigenous communities could return to their territories. Due to the above, the UAESP, Special Administrative Unit of Public Servicesreported that since last Thursday night, they have been working on an extraordinary shift for the “recovery of the National Park”; this with cleaning and cleaning of the affected areas and the total restoration of electricity.

The Public Space Ombudsmanshared a series of images in which it is evident that several trees were cut down by the indigenous people; this in order to be able light fires that were used to cook and to obtain a little heat, since they didn’t even have light in the areabecause for several months they had no public lighting service.

The UAESP reported that so far, during this special intervention in the National Park, have collected tons of wastewhich have been collected with 22 special vehicles for cleaning and removal of materials: 3 loaders, 2 compactors, 3 pressure washers and 14 amplirolls.

The images have caused indignation and rejection by different political figures, emphasizing the dirt that remained after the departure of the indigenous people; while others say that his comments are “ignorant” in the face of the harsh reality of the forced displacement that the communities in the country have experienced. Here are some of the most prominent trills:


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Subsequently, more than 110 people, including officials of the entity and cleaning workers, advance work in the removal of cambuchescleaning, sweeping, special washing, cleaning of green areas and bulky waste collection.

Why did the Embera arrive in Bogotá?

For 8 months the Embera arrived in the capital for the forced displacement and violence from their territories. There were up to 1,450 indigenous people in the National Park as a consequence of the absence of the National Government, which did not offer them guarantees in this regard.

This is not the first time that indigenous people have had to move, it has been an issue for years, which produces a vicious circle for communities who feel threatened on their land. An investigation carried out during the Mayor’s Office of the Human Bogotáshows the effects they have on their culture due to forced displacement.

Here there are no practices of culture in own education. Children see the culture of the city and want to be the same as those people. The women do not give their daughters guidance and the children do not pay attention because the authority is no longer the parents but the teachers, the shelter, the Victims Unit or the Family Welfare.” Point to the document.

Finally, they also recounted the affectations they have on education, as they express it: “Here the girls do not know how to carry baskets because they do not make baskets. In the territory they are better educated than here because they know the territory, but also something about Western culture. In Bogotá our children no longer want to speak their own language or Embera because they feel embarrassed at school and that makes them lose their language, which is the main thing for us.”

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