The Pemón

The Pemón 

American indigenous people. The work of the Capuchin priest, Fray Cesareo de Armellada during the last century, is testament to this. Their heritage includes magical invocations, chants and rites, as well as didactic, moral and humouristic tales.

The latest census in Kamarata (2019) – 3,151 population of which 1,102 are students.
The children / youth are gradually losing their culture and heritage, education is key. Fundación Etnika / Angel Conservation hold these values highly in our programs.
Location
The Guayana Region constitutes a true reservoir of natural life and riches. The southeast of the country presents us with its varied relief, which ranges from the ancient elevations of the Guayana Massif to the high plains of Núria and the Gran Sabana and valleys of the Caura and Erebato Rivers. In this region of great contrasts, the low fertility of the soil is not an obstacle for the exuberance of the vegetation. An efficient strategy of recycling of nutrients explains the marvelous scenic and biology of its forests. But, at the same time, it establishes a delicate equilibrium, where the utilization of the soil in other productive forms is inappropriate.

Its national parks and natural monuments shelter one of the most spectacular natural landscapes of the planet: the tepuis, mesas of sandstone and quartzite that float like islands in a green sea of forests and savannas. Indigenous names such as Auyán, Roraima, Kukenán, and Chimantá identify these masses of rock where the winds dwell and clouds rest as they pass through Guayana.

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