Soraida Chindoy: the Indigenous guardian defending the sacred Putumayo mountains

On May 9, 1983, Soraida Chindoy Buesaquillo’s placenta was planted in the mountains of Putumayo, where Colombia’s Amazon rainforest meets the Andes. Her mother, Concepción Buesaquillo, was a midwife by trade and spoke of the importance of this Indigenous Inga ritual, which, according to tradition, ensures a connection between the newborn and Mother Earth. Mother … Continue reading Soraida Chindoy: the Indigenous guardian defending the sacred Putumayo mountains