Approximately 17,000 people live in the Intag communities in the southwestern part of Cotacachi
canton in Imbabura province, an area of cloud-covered forests and farms in the Andean highlands of northwestern Ecuador.
When indigenous leaders decide to join Correa's movement Alianza Pais--as did Alberto Anrango, mayor of Cotacachi
and Ecuador's first director of bilingual, intercultural education-they cease to be as visible a part of "indigenous politics," particularly in the eyes of foreign reporters and NGOs.
He and his wife, Suzan Haskins, spend winters under the Yucatan sun in MA[c]rida, Mexico, and summers 8,000 feet up amid the cool Andean breezes of Cotacachi
Blood for the Earth: the Inti Raimi festival among the Cotacachi
and Otavalo Indians of highland Ecuador, in IL Chacon & R.
Day 2: Riding into the Rio Intag Cloudforest with a stop at the Nangulvi volcanic baths before heading to the leather market in Cotacachi
All the while, chanting is going on, remembrance of the sacred mountains and volcanoes throughout Ecuador, with special praise for lmbabura and Cotacachi
, the sacred volcanoes of the male and female principles, which embrace the clinic in Iluman.
The Neblina Reserve in the Choco-Andean Forest Corridor occupies the area between the Paso Alto Mountain Range and Cotacachi
Cayapas Ecological Reserve and will keep these areas connected and protect flora and fauna.
Situated in a valley, and surrounded by the magnificent Imbabura, Cotacachi
and Mojanda volcanoes, the market gets busy on Saturdays.
For thousands of years, in the northern Andean highlands of Ecuador, people in the Quichua-speaking communities surrounding the town of Cotacachi
have cultivated crops across a wide range of elevations, climates, and soils.
Cotocachi, S lace of Nevado Cotacachi
, Starr 99020 & Amigo, (FHO) (AY012661, AY012662); U.
Imbabura: SW slopes of the volcano Cotacachi
, 00[degrees]22'N, 78[degrees]21'W, 4100-4320 m, 09 Nov 1983, Boysen Larsen et al.
Collectively, the volume aims to be inclusive in its coverage of key culture groups and includes papers discussing warfare and violence among the Maya, Aztecs, Zapotecs, Arawakan Taino, Moche, Cotacachi
, Waorani, Tupinamba, and the hunter gatherers of the Gran Chaco.