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The people of the village of Emberá Purú migrated from the Darien about 50 years ago, seeking a better quality of life for themselves and their children. They settled in what is now the Chagres National Park and are within 1-2 hours from a city with modern medicine, supplies and secondary education for the children. There is one benefit that resulted from the Emberá being ignored for so long, and that is that their language, culture, traditions, villages and lifestyle are still intact.
Eco-tourismHousesPalm FrondsAccessTilapiaCleaning fishRemoving scalesCooking RicePreparing lunchFruit TreesLoin clothCutting breadCanasta (Chunga fiber basket weavings)CollectorsMaking handicrafts