An indigenous leader of the Nukak ethnic group of Guaviare lost her life due to a suicide attempt

An indigenous leader of the Nukak ethnic group of Guaviare lost her life due to a suicide attempt
An indigenous leader of the Nukak ethnic group of Guaviare lost her life due to a suicide attempt

This is Móka Nijbe Joonide, spokesperson for the indigenous community that lives on the outskirts of this capital.

The authorities confirmed the death of Móka Nijbe Joonide, indigenous leader of the Nukak ethnic group, who lived on the outskirts of San José del Guaviare.

The official report indicates that the young indigenous woman tried to commit suicide, possibly out of passion, causing two wounds with a sharp weapon in her right leg.

Members of the community tried to save her life, but it was not possible due to the severity of her injuries and she ended up bleeding to death without a health service ambulance helping her.

The report of the police who attended the case agrees with what was stated by the indigenous community, the events occurred around 5:30 am yesterday, Sunday, June 16, 2024.

It is worth remembering that Móka Nijbe Joonide, known as Mónica Nukak, played a fundamental role in defending the rights of her community, displaced in San José del Guaviare. This ethnic group unfortunately faces a critical situation due to the absence of state support and the difficult conditions in which the indigenous people live. They constantly suffer from lack of food, clean water and medical care.

We are in solidarity with this loss and strength, especially with his brother Joaquín Joonide, also a leader and spokesperson for the Guaviare indigenous community.

 
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