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Wampis Nation Establishes the 1st Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru

10.12.15

Wampis Nation Establishes the 1st Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru: [revolution-news.com] Spanning a 1.3 million hectare territory – a region the size of the State of Connecticut – the newly elected government brings together 100 Wampis communities representing some 10,613 people who continue to live a traditional subsistence way of life through hunting, fishing and small scale agriculture.

While the newly-formed government does not seek independence from Peru, its main role is to protect Wampis ancestral territory and promote a sustainable way of life that prioritizes well-being, food security and a healthy harmonious existence with the natural world.


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