Posted on 07/18/2019
Iquitos. Indigenous organizations and authorities of the Loreto regional government have been actively participating in the field work that the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) is facilitating in the Upper Amazon, Lower Amazon and Upper Ucayali sectors. These works are carried out as part of the Diagnosis study of Ownership, Tenure, use of the Land and other natural resources of native communities and peasant communities of riverside in the Loreto Region, which is framed in the Support and Coordinated Work Agreement signed between the Regional Agrarian Directorate of Loreto and CEDIA.
The brigades that left the first week of July are expected to return between the end of the month and mid-August. They are going through the last sectors of information gathering in Jeberos (Alto Amazonas), in the Ucayali Basin from the border with the Ucayali region to the mouth of Puinahua (Bajo Ucayali) and in the Amazon Basin to Caballococha and Yavarí to the mouth of Esperanza (Lower Amazon). The brigades would collect information from approximately two hundred communities, including native and rural riparian, the existing demand for the recognition of their ancestral territories; in addition to information on other populated centers.
These works are carried out together with the Directorate of Physical Legal Sanitation of Agrarian Property (DISAFILPA) of the Regional Agrarian Directorate (DRA) of Loreto. The Agrarian Agency and Alto Amazonas, regional Indigenous Organizations such as the Regional Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of the Upper Amazon (ORDEPIAA) and the Regional Coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples of San Lorenzo (CORPI), as well as local indigenous organizations, authorities of the sector also participate. Jeberos and community organizations.
Within the framework of these activities, on Monday, July 8 of this year, an informative meeting was also held for the Implementation, execution and closure of the diagnosis in Alto Amazonas in the District Municipality. It was counted on the participation of the District Mayor, councilors and Lieutenant Governor of Jeberos; representatives of native communities in the sector, regional indigenous organizations and representatives of the CEDIA technical team.