Latino Quote Of The Day™ – Kogi People of Colombia

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“The mother bled. She had her period. She was fertile and the world was fertile. Her blood is gold. It remains in the earth. It is fertility. Gold and water, blood and water are necessary for the life all things.”
                    –  Proverb of the Kogi, Indigenous People of Colombia.

Latino Quote Of The Day™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez.


Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in  the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.

For more info on Bobby, visit http://www.bobbygonzalez.com

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Multicultural lecturer, performance poet and storyteller. Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage. Bobby has lectured at many institutions including Yale University, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Alabama-Huntsville. As a storyteller he’s had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Television & Radio and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He has given poetry readings at the National Museum of the American Indian, the University of North Dakota and the Nuyorican Poets Café. Bobby González seeks to empower his audiences by encouraging them to embrace their heritage and use this knowledge to create a dynamic future. As an individual proud of his Native American, Latino, African and European ancestry, Bobby is a messenger of hope, pride and love of diversity. Bobby is the event coordinator & master of ceremonies for the annual BRONX NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL at Pelham Bay Park. He is also a member of the Bronx Museum of Art's Community Advisory Council and is on the Board of Directors of the annual Muevete! Youth Conference held in New York City. Bobby is on the roster of teaching artists for Symphony Space Theater.
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One Response to Latino Quote Of The Day™ – Kogi People of Colombia

  1. A beautiful, powerful, true quote. Thank you for sharing it with us all. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and have been lucky enough to bump into some Kogi on the beach and listen to a young Kogi man share his ideas around a fire. They represent the past and, hopefully, the future.

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