Ramón Paz Ipuana

Worked during his life to defend the rights and traditions of his native tribe, the Guajiros. Until his death in 1992, Paz Ipuana lived in Paraguaipoa in the Peninsula Guajira and worked as a teacher in the Escuela Normal, where he devoted himself to find bilingual teachers for the Guajiro’s children. His Guajiro surname was inherited from his mother’s family as dictates their tradition. In the case of the Ipuanas, the totemic animal ancestor was the chiriguare.