Culture

The development and richness of the culture of the native peoples, which today live in what is defined as Argentina, is very diverse and of an extraordinary richness. The history of these latitudes cannot be analyzed, nor understood, without the contribution of the native peoples.

Native cultures are uncivilized to the extent of denying their own abilities and rights, and even in some cases, their own existence. Native cultures are usually part of public and institutional policy agendas based on social handouts. These assistance processes tend to pay attention to the demands that are considered more urgent from the institutions, often leaving aside cultural and identity developments.

The perspective from which we work allows us to integrate the work areas and demands, developing projects in coordination with organizations and communities, thereby strengthening cultural identity and organizational processes. We especially aim at the construction of appropriate instruments for the dissemination, visibility and development of the native peoples and their cultures.

Projects

HOUSE OF CULTURE

We support the initiative of the Pomis Jiwet community for the construction of the “Casa de la Cultura” (House of Culture), a community space from which they can reflect on their own history, language, music and the work of the Chorote people.

NA SAM DOCUMENTARY

A day in the Chaco of Salta. On the northern border of Argentina, the Pilcomayo River meanders through the vast mountain that unites what is now part of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. The Wikina Wos, (people of the north wind), ethnicity of the people we know as Chorote, relive their history full of absences, silences and shortcomings.

MUSIC: AMPEY ALBUM

During February 2017, the album “Ampey” was recorded at the Animal Music studio in Buenos Aires. In it, the Diaz brothers from the Pomis Jiwet community recorded six songs of their authorship. Ampey captures the musical and compositional path of its members and contributes to the history and language of the Chorote-wikina wos people.

EDITORIAL LINE FOR AUTHORS FROM NATIVE PEOPLES

The Foundation Originarios in agreement with the Secretary of Culture of the Province of Salta and with the Permanent Program of Extension, Research and Development in Native Communities of Argentina, from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, U.B.A. (University of Buenos Aires), we have set out the creation of an editorial line for authors of native peoples, a collection of books prepared by members of different organizations and communities that live in the province of Salta.

proyecto tewok

TEWOK PROJECT

Tales of the native communities of the Pilcomayo River in northern Argentina, narrated by the Wichí historian Laureano Segovia. Oral cultures generate powerful verbal acts of great artistic and human value that are sustained through memory. 

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