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KAMAYURA JEMO'ENTAP: Preserving Kamayura Culture



This project will preserve the Kamayura mythology, music, dances and rituals by recording them (video and audio) and by creating a digital library of today's Kamaiura reality. By involving the youth in this project, they will learn more about their own culture and their past, they will grow to appreciate it more, and they will learn how to research and record their traditions using modern technology.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Kamayura know one thing: they have to keep their culture and identity, because they want to keep living as Kamayura. They are worried that the young generation will forget many of their traditions. Luckily, there are still elders in their village, who are an incredible repository of knowledge and culture. However, if something happens to the elders, they will lose all this knowledge that is so important for our identity as Kamayura people.

How will this project solve this problem?

As a solution to this problem of lost traditions, the Kamayura want to use video cameras to record their culture and computers to archive their culture, thus creating a cultural digital library in their village. They want to use modern technology to do accomplish this goal. If they succeed, they will leave something for their children and grandchildren. Without the Kamayura culture, they will stop being Kamayura.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Kamayura will learn not only how to use new technologies, but most important they will learn and recover their culture, they will learn to appreciate it and thus preserve it. They will learn the importance of keeping and transmitting our knowledge further, so that we maintain our Kamayura identity. In this way, the Kamayura traditions will be kept alive.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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Village Earth

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Project Leader

David Bartecchi

Fort Collins, COLORADO United States

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