The site of Mamorwa is located in the Guajira Mountains, which border Venezuela and face the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Since the Spanish conquest, four indigenous tribes have gathered on the highlands of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Today, a virtual border called the “black line” delimits their autonomous territory.

Within its natural demarcation Kogis, Arhuacos, Kankuamos and Wiwas all live. These people do not easily give access to visiting the lands defined by the “black line“ since this boundary guarantees the protection of their way of life and of their living ancestral wisdom.

Nevertheless, in a desire to exchange and share their knowledge, the Mamos of Marmorwa have been looking for a land outside of the “black line” in order to create a meeting place with their “little brothers”, which for them refers to the people coming from other parts of the world.

In addition, Mamorwa is part of an ongoing common action of the four nations of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to recover and expand their original territories and protect their traditional identity.