With an exhibition of local crafts and under the rhythm of traditional music and artistic presentations, this Saturday the Yímba Cájc Indigenous Community Museum, located in Rey Curré, Buenos Aires, province of Puntarenas, reopened its doors to the public.
“Its reopening is a milestone for the community,” said Rigoberto Leiva, president of the Rey Curré Indigenous Development Association, after indicating that after its inauguration in April 2015, the complex had to be closed as a result of the flooding it caused. Hurricane Nate in 2017.
Three years passed during which both the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ) and the Association worked together to raise and remodel the museum, under the slogan of being able to offer the local visitor a unique experience of the historical, cultural and cosmic vision that owns the southern community.
The Minister of Culture and Youth, Sylvie Durán, celebrated its reopening and reaffirmed her commitment to preserve the cultural wealth of the area, which is of great importance to the country. “It is an exceptional testimony to the history of the political, social and productive structures that characterized local pre-Columbian hierarchical societies,” she said.
“For visitors, both national and international, having the opportunity to access the Yimba Cajc Community Museum is a very enriching experience, where they can review the origin of the town, its archeology, founding families, medicine and plants, traditional crafts, among others. aspects that demonstrate precisely the veins that identify us as Costa Rican, and that are living samples of the multiethnic and multicultural nation that we are. We appreciate the efforts of the indigenous territory of Rey Curré and the members of its Development Association, for the commitment and affection with which they strive to keep this space of education and knowledge transmission for the population active, ”Duran said.
The president of the Rey Curré Indigenous Development Association, Rigoberto Leiva, explained that with the operation of this Community Museum, “it seeks to contribute to the strengthening of our cultural identity as a people of ancestral origin,” he said.
“It is through its exhibitions and associated activities that it is also intended to stimulate the economy of our local artisans, so that it is a self-sustaining museum and promoter of culture,” said the president of the local association.
In this place, the national and foreign visitor will be able to learn about the ancient history of the community, local archaeological legacy, community genealogy, uses of medicinal plants, art and indigenous worldview, as well as the experiences that their ancestors had on their trips down the river. Grande de Térraba to go to the coasts.
The Vice Minister of the Presidency for Political Affairs and Citizen Dialogue, Randall Otárola, indicated that the reactivation of this museum is a valuable opportunity to promote knowledge of the most important roots of the Brunka identity and the historical and cultural richness of this town.
“Knowledge of the history of the community, local archeology, the importance of medicinal plants, art and indigenous worldview are important elements of the contributions of indigenous peoples to the cultural diversity of our country. We invite the entire population to visit the Museum and learn about the importance of the Brunka legacy in our society ”, Otárola concluded.