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Voices of Amerikua | Moretecocha – Ecuador

Posted by on September 10th 2015

The community of Morete Cocha is located in the region of Pastaza Province in the Amazon region of Ecuador.

Like many other communities Morete Cocha is under threat by oil companies seeking to exploit crude oil in the community’s land.

This is the story of one community’s search for environmental and cultural preservation.

The phrase “Sumak Kawsay” means good life in the Kichwa language. In many communities in South America this term refers to a way of living in harmony with ourselves , with our community and with nature.

The concept of Sumak Kawsay was incorporated in the Constitution of Ecuador in 2008 , this was the first country to legally recognize the Rights of Nature .

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