A video captured a group of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in Peru as they approached a jungle community to order supplies, reported yesterday the President of the Federation of native communities of the river Madre de Dios and its tributaries (Fenamad), Klaus Quicque, in an interview with EFE.
In the film a group of the ethnic Mashco Piro can bee seen in Las Piedras River, collecting bananas that they had asked to the community of Monte Salvado, which is located at 153 kilometers northeast of the city of Puerto Maldonado, capital of the southeastern Madre de Dios region.
The Mashco Piro are a nomadic group, which communicate using the yine language, that is not understood entirely by the communities surrounding the reserve.
According to Quicque, it is the first time that a community approaches the Mashco Piro, because regularly only is known of its existence for the footprints that they leave in their path.
The leader of the Interethnic Association for development of the Peruvian jungle (Aidesep), Henderson Rengifo, which includes Fenamad, pointed out that the Peruvian State doesn’t cared about the peoples in voluntary isolation.
“The State has no knowledge of the presence of our isolated brothers … We want to tell the world that there are peoples in voluntary isolation,”said Rengifo, who also said that legal action will be taken to defend this vulnerable ethnic group and that will be even presented before the Congress.