World ARC 2016/17 at the Embera Village . 04/02/2016
The village World ARC visited today is located on the Chagres River, the main tributary to the Gatun Lake & Panama Canal. It is so remote that it can only be accessed by boat.The Embera people are an indigenous group from Panama and Columbia and many still live in a traditional way in villages deep in the Panamanian rainforest. The Emberá tribe originates from the Darien region in Panamá and the Choco region of Colombia. They have lived in this area for centuries, long before there were countries called Panamá and Colombia and before the first Spanish explorer set foot in the new world. Nobody knows if the Emberá have always been in this region or migrated from elsewhere. There are rumors that they have ancestors in Brazil and that they possibly came originally from... Click here for more info..