Posted on 02/23/2019
Iquitos. On February 22 of this year, the Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East - ORPIO and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous - CEDIA signed the agreement that seeks to establish mutual collaboration strategies between both institutions. The subscription was in charge of Lelis Rivera Chávez, executive director of CEDIA and Jorge Pérez Rubio, president of ORPIO at the facilities of the CEDIA Norte headquarters in the city of Iquitos.
Photo: CEDIA. Lelis Rivera Chávez, executive director of CEDIA and Adam Bauer, ORPIO specialist.
The purpose of this inter-institutional alliance is to complement efforts, develop capacities and exchange knowledge and experience to promote the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Loreto region, including Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact (PIACI).
Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact - PIACI
▪ Indigenous peoples in a situation of isolation: these are those who have not developed sustained social relations with the rest of society or who, having done so, have chosen to discontinue them.
▪ Indigenous peoples in a situation of initial contact: they are those who, after living in isolation, have begun a process of interrelation with other members of society, however, they do not fully know how it works.