9 Jul 2011

Aidesep say 'don't kill our brothers and sisters!'





Autonomous indigenous brothers and sisters, mislabeled in isolation or not
contacted, and Initial Contact depend on their territory for subsistence and
are highly vulnerable to rapprochement with outsiders because they do not have the
body defenses to fight disease easily transmitted outside the
same may be common and easily treated for the rest of the
society.

Aidesep the inter ethnic association of Peruvian Amazon tribes believe that the Peru government are failing to protect uncontacted tribes by their demand that oil and gas companies go into the relevent parts of the Amazon.

As Aidesep point out, the contacted brothers and sisters are very vulnerable to disease and depend on their communal land rights to live.

Both are under potential assault.

Aidesep are one of the best organised, strategic and effective indigenous or environmental groups on the planet, they don't just work for their people or for the uncontacted tribes, they fight for all us.

I salute them.

Please spread the word and as this is just my google translate you might even contribute a better translation.

Original document here

oh and Survival International information on Peru uncontacted tribes.

The words are clear, so clear, the oil and gas companies wish to rape the Amazon, the people in the Amazon will fight them
!

Communications Office - AIDESEP
Avenida San Eugenio 981 - Santa Catalina
265-5011 (Direct) - 9.9787.6616 / RPM * 162 869 (Edson Rosales Figueroa)
www.aidesep.org.pe / comunicaciones@aidesep.org.pe
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INDEPA MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND APPROVAL PROMUEBEN
REGULATION NAME WITH OWN AGAINST inviolability of
Nahua Kugapakori Nanti land reserve

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE MINISTRY
ENERGY AND MINES MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, INDEPA, DEFENSE
THE PEOPLE, INDIGENOUS AND NATIONAL AND PUBLIC OPINION
INTERNATIONAL:

Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Amazon - AIDESEP and
ORAU regional organizations, ARPI-SC, ORPIA CORPI-SL, FENAMAD, ORPIAN,
COMARU CODEPISAM and, facing the imminent possibility of adoption of the "Regulation
Supervision of exploration activities and the Interior Extractive Reserves
Indigenous territorial and state "to benefit the Camisea Project (Lot 88), expresses
following:

1. Autonomous indigenous brothers, mislabeled in isolation or not
contacted, and Initial Contact depend on its territory for subsistence and
are highly vulnerable to rapprochement with outsiders because they do not have the
body defenses to fight disease easily transmitted outside the
same may be common and easily treated for the rest of the
society.

2. However, neither the INDEPA and the Ministry of Culture, despite being the institutions
responsible for proposing policies for the promotion, protection and
affirmation of the rights of indigenous peoples, are taking action to
protection of these peoples, but on the contrary, are promoting
approval of the Regulation Monitoring and Exploratory Activities
Inside the Extractive Reserves and Indigenous Territorial State. "

3. Therefore, we make public knowledge that this regulation seeks to facilitate
new exploration activities and mining within the Territorial Reserve
Kugapakori Nahua and Nanti, infringing the human rights of our
autonomous brothers, in violation of the provisions of Supreme Decree
028-2003-AG and IV Social and Environmental Commitment assumed by the Peruvian State
front of the Inter-American Development Bank.

4. Aware of and report to approve this regulation would mean a setback
in recognizing the rights of our brothers isolated Reserve
Kugapakori Nahua and Nanti Territorial. The Peruvian state itself would
breach of the provisions of Supreme Decree N ยบ 028-2003-AG, in which
Article 3 explicitly prohibits the establishment of human settlements
different from that of our brothers and development activities
economic and the granting of new rights that involve
exploitation of natural resources within the Reserve.

Also, compared to Inter-American Development Bank - IDB, the Peruvian State
promised by social and environmental commitment further restrict IV
mining activities within the reserve (beyond what is


provided for the Camisea Project) as an appropriate level of protection
and permanent is established.

5. The Law for the Protection of Indigenous or Native Experiencing
Isolation and Initial Contact Situation in Article 5 states that
Indian Reservations for autonomous peoples are intangible. However,
as an exception to the rule subsection c) of that Article provides that
If locating a natural resource can be exploited because of
public necessity, proceed according to law

We stress that the law can not affect or promote the involvement of
human rights of our brothers in isolation or initial contact
which are enshrined in the Constitution, such as the right to
life, health, cultural identity, territory and self-determination, among
others.

6. Finally, we denounce the expansion of activities in Block 88
in response to the poor Peruvian government decision to export nearly half of
natural gas reserves at the expense of the domestic market. Now in its attempts
"solve" the negative consequences of their decisions, we are the
native communities and indigenous peoples are autonomous and initial contact,
with the expansion who must endure the social, cultural, the
infringement of our rights as well as impairment of the environment as
result of a state decision that so far there is
responsible.

For these reasons, we demand that the Ministry of Culture not to allow the interest
precedence over private rights and reject the constitutionally recognized
INDEPA proposed Regulation will allow the exploration and exploitation
hydrocarbons in the Territorial Reserves and Future Indian Reservations, attempting
the lives of our brothers in splendid isolation or initial contact and
against the territory and habitat that allows their survival.

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