With the aim of contributing to the rescue, protection and dissemination of ancestral knowledge and protection of the cultural identity of indigenous peoples, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Peru held the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, in the Indigenous Community of Boca Capirushari, district of Mazamari-Junín.
The activity was developed as part of the International Program “Children of Mother Earth,” which was attended by leaders of the indigenous communities of Cañete, Poshonari and San Cristobal, district authorities, teachers of the Boca Capirushari School, students and the public in general.
Actions in favor of Mother Earth
The celebration began with the participation of Luzmila Chumpe, leader of the Indigenous Community of Boca Capirushari, who in her speech thanked the GEAP for the task of harmoniously integrating the social, environmental, cultural and economic aspects in all areas of action, projects and campaigns of the social program. (See: International Program Children of Mother Earth)
On the other hand, Jesús Inga, regional coordinator of the GEAP in central Peru, read and delivered the Inter-American Environmental Charter to the indigenous leaders and civil authorities present.
Finally, there was a talk to raise awareness among children and young people about the importance of indigenous peoples for conserving love for Mother Earth and the benefits of their traditional feeding practices for the community.