Statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. #UNPFII
Today, the most important document codifying the rights of Indigenous Peoples turns ten years old.
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.
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.
The different stages of making a reed fishing boat; harvesting the reeds from the ponds, leaving them out to dry, crafting the boat, and then it is ready to use! This ancient process has been passed down to new generations in Huanchaco for thousands of years.
Last post of our Mochica Diaries blog series is up. Jessica reflects on her month spent with the Mochica Chimu fishermen in Huanchaco, discussing the issues of identity and sustainable tourism, as well as recounting her experience of riding in a caballito de totora. Link in bio.
The caballitos de totora are not only important for the Huanchaco fishermen's livelihood, but are also an important part of their culture and identity. They can also be used to ride the waves like a surfboard. Photo credit: Carlos Antonio Ferrer