Lorenzo Muelas


International Rights of Nature Tribunal

Lorenzo Muelas is a Colombian politician, activist and indigenous leader, a member of the Guambiana ethnic group , from Cauca. Muelas was one of the indigenous leaders who participated in the National Constituent Assembly in 1991.He co-founded and was a member of the Regional Indigenous Committee of Colombia (CRIC), and of the political party derived from it: Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (AICO). He has been a panelist at several events related to indigenous identity in Colombia, in addition to continuing to be a member of the AICO. He is also a chronicler of the armed conflict, a work that he published in his book The strength of the people: gathering memories about the terrajería in Guambía, Colombia , from 2005.