ONIC Denounces Tumaco Massacre; Blames Santos’ Administration; Demands Investigation that Includes Native Organizations (S)
- Our fraternal support to the Awá people, our afro brothers and sisters, and campesinos
- We demand a Verification Mission with the participation of Indigenous Authorities
The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia – ONIC – regrets and denounces the massacre in the jungles of Tumaco – Nariño, where Awá People, Afro brothers and Campesinos were the direct victims of the armed conflict that’s growing stronger in times of peace.
We blame the government of President Santos for this massacre that stems from the breach of its commitment to guarantee and respect the processes of voluntary eradication as established in the National Comprehensive Program for Substitution of Cultivation of Illicit Use – PNIS, within the framework of the implementation of the Final Agreement of Havana, points 4.1 and 6.1.10, section a, of the Final Agreement.
Included among the eight cowardly killed and over 50 wounded in the massacre perpetrated last October 5 were two Awá natives, Jaime Guanga, the father of the Awá Indigenous Reserve of Gran Rosario and Alfonso Taicus Guanga of the Awá Quejuambi Feliciana Indigenous reserve , who lived in the vicinity of where this deplorable event took place. “Two Awá brothers now have become part of the over 350 victims from the last 15 years of this seemingly endless war; leaving two widowed women, and orphaned children “, according to the Awá the UNIPA. […]. Statement from ONIC