Posts Categorized: Siona

Both Sides of the River: Life in Transition for the Siona of the Putumayo

By Alex Goff The vast Putumayo River divides the modern nations of Ecuador and Colombia. The river also defines a geographic region of the Amazon: El Putumayo. The Siona people have inhabited both sides of the river since before either of these two countries existed. They continue to move freely between the two sides, visiting […]

Meet Hugo Payaguaje, ClearWater Coordinator for the Siona Nationality

Hugo lives in the Siona community of Aboquehuira, close to his aging parents and two of his brothers. He and his wife Flor, of the Kichwa nationality, have six children. Two of their children live and study in Lago Agrio, at a school for youth of the five nationalities of the region. Hugo was a […]