Huitoto, Pablo Zafirekudo - Episode 1: Skindigenous Series (Season 3)
Catalogue Number: 310055
Producer: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 23:00
Pablo Zafirekudo is a 40-year-old member of the Huitoto tribe, one of the many Indigenous tribes that call the Amazon forest home. The Huitotos traditional land is around the Southern Colombian city of Leticia, bordering both Brazil and Peru. Although the Huitoto were traditionally hunter-gatherers, many of the remaining Huitoto people have adapted a westernized lifestyle. Pablo is trying to keep many of his culture's traditions alive, these include singing and dancing, hunting and fishing, basket weaving, cultivating and transforming coca leaves and body painting for special occasions.