Today the most important document protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples turns 10 years old.
Surfers in Huanchaco share the coastline with the Indigenous fishermen, who still use the ancient practice of fishing with reed boats. Photo: Ryan Anderton
On Saturday, our intern Jessica did a presentation at the San Marcos University in Lima, discussing environmental issues in Huanchaco and the main challenges faced by the Mochica Chimu fishermen community.
The Peruvian Andes are home to both beautiful landscapes and to many Indigenous Peoples.
Making a boat from totora reeds in Puno, Peru.
Huanchaco's fishermen bringing in today's catch.
This is how the fishermen of Huanchaco begin their Monday morning! Fishing with reed boats is an ancient Mochica Chimu practice that pre dates the Incan empire.
Happy Monday! The Huanchaco fishermen's first catch of the week is ready to go to market.
Quechua was the official language of the Incan empire, and is spoken today by nearly 4.5 million people in Peru. Check out our twitter page HabitatProAssn, for our Quechua word of the week updates!