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Native Peoples of Colombia

[Native Peoples in Colombia]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin , 3 July 2009

Above flag is used for the native peoples of Colombia.
Jaume Ollé, 30 November 1996

This flag is listed under number 199 at the chart "Flags of Aspirant Peoples" [asp] as : "Indian Tribes of Colombia - Colombia."
Ivan Sache , 16 September 1999

This flag is the representation of primarily the Guambiano or Misak tribe, but it also represents Colombian South Western native peoples. The Guambiano people are mainly based in the Municipality of Silvia (Department of Cauca), but also on the Department of Huila. Cauca is one of Colombia's Departments that is most populated by native people.
E.R., 11 November 2007

Colombian Indigenous National Organization (ONIC)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 8 May 2009

image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 June 2009

I've spotted the flag of the ONIC (Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia, Colombian Indigenous National Organization) "an organization
representing the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who comprise some 800,000 people or approximately 2% of the population. The organization was founded at the first National Indigenous Congress in February 1982, in the Localidad (Suburb) of Bosa, part of Bogotá, with over 1,500 delegates from different indigenous and native groups of Colombia. It is an umbrella organization that hosts some 41 Regional Indigenous Councils around the country, including the CRIC
Sources: English.wikipedia and Spanish.wikipedia
The flag of this organization can be seen at the website of the ICANH (Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, Colombian Institute of Antropology and History, an organization that depends on the Ministry of Culture).
The flag is the Coat of Arms on an equally horizontally divided three-stripe flag, green (top), red (middle) and yellow (bottom). The Coat of Arms is found here:
The color scheme of the flag is exactly the same as one political party that endorses indigenous interests in Colombia, called ASI. ASI's official website is located here.
E.R., 8 May 2009

A variant of the flag of ONIC, is the logo on a white background.
E.R., 16 June 2009

Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca

[Native Peoples in Colombia]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 July 2005

Here is photo of the flag of the CRIC (Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca, or Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca). The CRIC was established in 1971, in the Municipality of Toribío, Department of Cauca, by native priest Álvaro Ulcué Chocué to defend these minorities' rights (they do not replace civil, judicial, military or economic government authorities).   There is a website which is the homepage of the ACIN, "Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca" (or Assocaition of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, in English), an Association of indigenous authorities sponsored by the CRIC. Inscription is: Unity Justice and Culture.
Source: El Espectador Colombian newspaper.
E. R., 17 June 2005


The flag of the Zambos of Colombia is horizontal fivestriped. B/W Photo was taken but no colors could be identified.
Jaume Ollé, 28 May 2000

In spanish "Zambo" means the son of African ("African American") father or mother and Indian ("Native American") father or mother.
Nicolas Rucks, 6 June 2000

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