We talk to the kids, sometimes they listen. If not, we talk with their moms. We are trying to teach them that this park is for them. They get the message, if they destroy this park there will be no place to play. These kids are not rude, they get it. They take care of the park but sometimes they make some little damages.
When you have a camera and the police is beating people up, they regret they did it. The camera is like another gun. The problem is that it can work also as a shelter for kids to have violent fights because they feel safe. The bigger the camera, the more the respect or fear that people feel. It all depends on what people think about the object.
Here we have in first place we have the CRIC flag. After that, we have the ponchos that make us warm in both physical and spiritual ways beacuse they work as shields against bad energy. Those are our hats, they are tipical and cover us from the heat, they also work against bad ideas that come from the outside. Finally, we have the indiginous batons that represent the historical resistance of our people.
We have had a lot of fights with the police because they came in a very rude way to damage two machines that we had working. Because of their rudeness, we brought another 10 machines. This is a community natural park, it doesn’t have an owner. The police and the government are not owners of this park, neither is any person, this is for everyone. From the little ones to the oldest. There have been some grandparents coming to do exercise down here.
Men rely on women, from the first to the last moment of our lives. An important element in that relationship is the security of having food, delicious and healthy food, which gives strength to our spirit and soul, strength to remember our purpose to preserve our territory. These women, whom we call “sazoneras”, they are are kitchen wise.