Indigenous Reserve of San Lorenzo, Riosucio, Caldas Colombia,
20 March 2013.
Embassy of Indigenous Peoples
Tupac Enrique Acosta, Yaotachcauh.
To all organizations, nations and peoples, native and non-native, in this assembly: The Embera Nation, according to our Law of Origin and customs that long ago, our parents gave us and commissioned as guardians of generations to take care of this life, of our Mother Earth and our family and contribute the task to help preserve and maintain the balance and harmony of all beings of this beautiful land.
In over 520 years of resistance facing what has been imposed on the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of Abya Yala against our traditions and rights of Mother Earth, today we celebrate with dignity the fruit of our struggle and we consider that the will of our ancestors has not been in vain, because thanks to it today that we are in this assembly Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery, to continue remembering, finding, joining and in that way giving continuity and strength to the processes of struggle and resistance within our territories and our organizations.
Light and strength to each and all present, with peace and dignity.
Traditional Authorities of the Embera Indigenous Reserve of San Lorenzo.
Leonardo Gañan Gañan
Governor of the Embera