As we approach our one year anniversary, we’re happy to have participated in the liberation of 33 sacred sites, helped protect sites on the Besotes and Gaira rivers and shared the mamos teachings with hundreds of people and most importantly, inspiring deep hope.

We’ve recently funded 3 temples to serve 2,418 people – 300 families 934 of whom are children under 15 years of age, have recently helped re-claim a very important site on the linea negra – (sacred site delineation around the Sierra) with 8 hectares of territory that will be re-forested and farmed to sustain the communities the area serves.

You can read about some of our work below. Each project has very interesting general information about the Teyuna as well. Please view and email us if you have any questions or would like to make a tax-deductible donation or use the QR code at the bottom of the page to donate now. Thank you for your interest.


Three Temples Project
Unguma, mamos temple, Ushuí, zagas temple, and Ukuarraga, community temple

The construction of three temples that will serve Yuimᵾke, Seyamᵾke, Bunkuawimᵾke, Shebukumᵾke, Wadziumᵾke, Mulkueise and Ulimaka communities: 2,418 Kogi and Wiwa people – 300 families including 934 children under 15 years of age, in a region known as Rio Jerez to Colombians and Shinshitʉhkwa to the Indigenous, in the municipality of Dibulla in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, state of La Guajira, Colombia.

You can read the project proposal here.

 

 

 


Kogi Re-Build Project
Jose Jesus Sauna of Nuanezhaka
Nuanezhaka in the process of the re-build

The Teyuna Foundation funded the re-building of 20 traditional homes and 1 Nujué (female ceremonial house) for Kogi Nuanezhaka families who lost their homes and temple in recent fires.

Nuanezhaka is one of three Kogi communities located on the north side of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta facing the Caribbean Sea. Colombians know the area as Mamey, in the municipality of Dibulla, Colombia.

You can read the proposal here  or here for a Spanish version.

 

 

Thank you for your interest! You can help support these beautiful people by donating here or via the QR code below.