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THE KUNA!

Teaching you about a native group!
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Rajiv Kisson

on 3 October 2013

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Transcript of THE KUNA!

Kuna People
Panama
This is the start of our journey to what is know as Kuna Yala a indigenous city in ancient Panama
By:Rajiv Kisson
This is an example of the native clothing its called the Mola!
This is the effects we have on the environment that cause damages to this unique group of people.
This is it, a small stripe of land between the pacific and Caribbean sea is home to the Kuna.
This is one type of boat they use for transportation and fishing.
1.Their main tradition is to ancestors decision making,history and art.

2.Their stories are different in each village in Kuna Yala.
The coconut also known as a "ogob" in their native language is part of what their usually eat.
1.Their main tradition is to see how their ancestors were structured.

2.A main thing they make is called a mola a traditional dress made with vivid colors to create a drawing.

3.Also most important is their fishing and agriculture , lives on a island, makes it a unique fishing ground.
What traditions, tools are most important to their culture?
A Usual Kuna Village With traditional wooden huts.
What factors shaped their identity? (geography, environment, etc)
1.Mainly they live in panama in three communities called the comarcas which are located on the San Blas Islands also lives in Columbia.

2. Land is flat for good foundations for houses in the image above.

3.Most of their livestock and fruits come naturally grow in forests.
How was society structured?
Have a map showing where the group lives
These two countries are were this amazing group of people live!
1. The leader of each village in panama is a Saila (Sai-lah).

2.They are involved in politics and as piritual leader.

3.The decisions made will be passed to the Okamed which is a women, she's the leader of a territory.

4. In modern times they have their own government called the Kuna General Congress.
Highlight 2-3 challenges your Indigenous group is facing today or has faced in the past
As you see in this photo Nele Kantule was the first person to create the democratic system of the Kuna people.
1.We are destroying this land becuase is so flat that its pron to flooding like in the video.

2.Their people have low blood pressure which makes it common for them to develop cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

3.They also suffer from Albinism which is Latin for congenital disorder.
In this image you can see the kuna fishing in the clear pacific waters of panama.
Find an artifact showcasing the aboriginal group’s identity. Why is this artifact important? What does it represent?
1. As you know the mola is a native dress worn by the kuna but its was made and worn for 1000's of years.

2.Also the boat used by kuna was built by ancestors in the early times of the clan its known as the "barco"
LIKE IT!
DON'T LIKE IT!
QUIZ
Rules- Each team don't go twice.
Half the class is red the other is blue
There are five questions
Last rule its a free for all!
Bibliography
.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuna_People.
Blue
Red
Mola designs are the art they make, this is made by hand and is based on the animals the people see this is the Harpy Eagle which is panama's national bird.
Fact
Abu Dhabi
Panama City
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