Karen Toro

Freelance photographer
     
Landback - Siekopai survival
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Quito, 1990. My work in the artistic and photographic field is related to issues of human rights, migration, education and gender. My labour is based on the belief in the social importance of photography as a way to relate, make visible and... MORE
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Landback - Siekopai survival
Copyright Karen Toro 2024
Updated May 2023
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Summary
The Siekopai Nation, the multicolored people, reclaim their ancestral territory from which they were displaced.
They want to return to PËËKË'YA (Lagartococha), the land of their origin, to which they need to return to continue being Siekopais.

The Ecuador's constitution recognizes the ancestral territory as a collective right of indigenous communities, pleoples and nationatilies for constituting a space for the preservation of culture. The Provincial Court of Sucumbíos has the duty to guarantee the survival of the Siekopai Nation.
Photographs for Alianza Ceibo in the ecuadorean amazon.
The Siekopai Nation, the multicolored people, reclaim their ancestral territory from which they were displaced.
They want to return to PËËKË'YA (Lagartococha), the land and water of their origin, to which they need to return to continue being Siekopais.

The constitution of Ecuador recognizes the ancestral territory as a collective right of indigenous communities, peoples and nationalities for constituting a space for the preservation of culture. For this reason the Provincial Court of Sucumbíos has the duty to guarantee the survival of the Siekopai nation.

These photographs were taken at the last Congress of the Siekopai Nationality in May 2023 in the San Pablo de Katëtsiaya Community, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, for Alianza Ceibo and Amazon Frontlines.

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