Peru: Wampis Indigeous group forms Autonomous government

Posted on January 28, 2016 • Filed under: Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru, Politics reported the Wampis people of Peru recently created the nation’s first Autonomous Indigenous Government, which does not seek independence from Peru but intends to protect their rights and their territory.

On November 29, in the town of Soledad, the Wampis announced the formation of their autonomous government that brings together 100 Wampis communities, representing over 10,000 people that reside in the northern Amazonian part of Peru which extends across 3.2 million acres (roughly the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut). Read Article

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