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[VIDEO] Kichwa Spiritual Leader Offers a Chant to Seek the Blessing of the Sarayaku Ruling

September 07, 2012 | By Liliana M. Peliks

During the celebration of the historic sentencing in favor of Sarayaku, Don Sabino, spiritual leader of the Kichwa people of this territory, offered a victory chant to "amazanga," the guardian of the spiritual beings that live in the rainforest.

The chant talks about a bird that comes from the great beyond, and crosses seas, mountains and lakes. With this ritual chant,the people of Sarayaku also seek the blessing of the court ruling - a very special perspective and way of embracing what a decade of litigation has brought about, and mean for their future.

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