IN DEFENSE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN VOLUNTARY ISOLATION AND INITIAL CONTACT FROM PERU
The Governor of the department of Loreto in the Peruvian Amazon, Elisbán Ochoa Sosa, along with other public officials demanded the repeal of Law No. 28736 created in 2006 by the Peruvian State to protect indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact (PIACI); This act directed by the highest authority in the region promotes the violation of the rights of the original peoples: Awajún, Bora, Chamicuro, Chapra, Matsés, Munich, among others, propagating the non-recognition of the PIACI.
The PIACI are native peoples who have voluntarily remained in isolation under the principle of "no contact" in order to keep their culture intact and their territory protected from external threats caused by extractivism, invasions, deforestation, fires, the logging, the drug trafficking that seriously endanger the survival of the original peoples.
We demand that the Peruvian government not be an accomplice in this extermination, since with the repeal of the PIACI Law, the ecosystems where these native peoples inhabit are compromised, which would cause genocide.
Arbol International Inc joins the indigenous demands and we demand the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, guarantee the collective and individual rights of the Peruvian indigenous peoples and not allow a regression of rights that violates the constitutional regulations where the rights are recognized. of the PIACI as people who enjoy the right to life and integrity, self-determination, and the intangibility of their territories.
Living Amazon, Safe Humanity!