Calima River Home

Colored Pencil - 21" x 27"

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Reservation of Santa Rosa de Guayacán, a Nonam Wounaan Indigenous community that is located along the Calima River and is part of the municipality of Buenaventura, an ideal route for drug trafficking. This land is under constant threat from those who want to expand the port and control the territory for drug trafficking.  

 

The community of Santa Rosa de Guayacán has been displaced multiple times in the past several years, and residents flee to Buenaventura for refuge. Those who remain often feel confined to their land, afraid to move so they don’t get caught in the crosshairs of violence. This means that they are unable to transit freely in their territory to cultivate crops, fish, and carry out their daily activities.

Donna Slade,CPSA
Signature Member, Colored Pencil Society of America
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