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Tucarimahana and Seconding Kawiterutsiri - Fotografía ©Juan Negrín, July 1980 - 2010
Some of the community’s shamanic chanting elders, who have successfully accomplished political and religious services, become elected for life as kawiterutsiri
(like this tukarimahana,
or rain chanter, and his seconder, at left), they are in charge of difficult tasks aimed at keeping the community in balance with traditional precepts. They chant for days and nights about an esoteric history of sacred places and events, calling on Our Mothers of Rain and Our Elder Brother Deer Tail.