DAY 28 – Passing the whip – changing indigenous leadership.

DAY 28 – Passing the whip – changing indigenous leadership.

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Leaders from the quinoa growing community of Florida get ready to pass the whip to the next pair of elected indigenous leaders.

Today indigenous leadership changes.  An elected pair of representatives from each of the 8 communities of Salinas come to take over from the previous pair who ruled.  To be invited to be a leader is an honor.  As elected leaders, people take a year off from the regular work and spend their time in the communities listening to needs, solutions, and project ideas – working with the local mayor and government ministries to best direct local development.

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