English

The Legend of Tren Tren: how indigenous knowledge saved a community - Chile

How response to an earthquake was shaped by community's leadership structures and ancestral knowledge How response to an earthquake was shaped by community's leadership structures and ancestral knowledge AFL participants

This video from Chile explains how local indigenous knowledge informs people in times of crisis and has ensured the safe evacuation of the Mapuche community when they were hit by a violent earthquake and tsunami in 2010.

On 27 February 2010 an earthquake impacted the coastal areas of Tirua, devastating the village. One community's leadership structures and ancestral knowledge determined their response to the earthquake, saving their lives and livestock.

Questions

  • Has your organisation worked in communities where local indigenous knowledge has played an important role in shaping local risk reduction work?

Watch the video

Watch the video on Youtube or stream it below.

Media

Chile AFL participants

Related items

Join GNDR as a member

Contact

Phones: +44 208 977 7726 | 1833 

Email: info@gndr.org

Social Media

Our Supporters

usaidhorizontal small    GIZ logoSwitzerland logo-ministry-of-foreign-affairsaustralian aid blue and red

Address

Global Hub Office

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations
for Disaster Reduction
8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington,
London
TW11 8HT
United Kingdom

Regional hubs »

Member of