Tule / Kuna People - the gold people
Olo Tule – the gold people “Our parents told us we came from the stars and we are descended from beings from an other world.... “ This is part of a traditional Tule song about their history of their origin.The Tule (in Panama called Kuna) people in Chocó, Colombia have been one of first indigenous ethnic groups the spanish conquistadors encountered in South America when they arrived at the coast of the Golf of Uraba.
The Darien Gap in the Chocó of Colombia is one of the most humid places on earth. Malaria and parasitic diseases are as big of a threat to the people living there as left-wing guerilla, right-wing paramilitary or any other armed criminal group, who try to control the area as it is a important drug and arm route to Panama. There are only about 1.200 Tule left in Colombia and are about to extinct.