Profile Source: SIL
Introduction / History
Until late 1800's the Yucunas were conquering neighboring tribes. Later they became involved in trading, rubber gathering, and adapted more peaceful ways, in the 1980's involved in coca-leaf trade.
Where are they Located?
SE Colombia, mostly along the Miriti-Parana river.
What are Their Lives Like?
Hunters-gatherers, slash-burning farmers.
What are Their Beliefs?
Roman Catholic mixed with traditional animism.
What are Their Needs?
Work opportunities, training opportunities for Christian leadership.
* Use of the Jesus Film (done in 2007).
* New opportunities to hear and read the Yucuna N.T. revision, being completed 2012, first published in 1982.