Indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples

PETROPERÚ incorporates the indigenous perspective in its procedures in order to have a true intercultural and historical relationship with the original Amazonian populations, reaffirming respect for their practices, beliefs and ways of life, through a renewed harmonious relationship mechanism called :





At present, we interact with 92 localities along the ONP coastline (Section I, Section II and ORN), indigenous populations belonging to the Awajún, Achuar, Cocama, Kichwa, Shapras, Shawi, Urarina and Wampis ethnic groups.

These groups have their ancestral location mainly in the Loreto and Amazon regions where they still carry out activities that allow their subsistence with the resources of the Amazon forest. Their family economy is linked to hunting, fishing, gathering and self-consumption agriculture (cassava, corn, banana and fruit trees).

The most widely spoken language in these ethnic groups belongs to the Jíbaro language family (Awajun, Wampis, Achuar, Chapra), although there is also the Cocama Cocamilla language belonging to the Tupí-Guaraní language family, the Quechua language (Kiwcha) and the Shawi language belongs to the Cahuapana linguistic family.

Their spiritual world is closely linked to the forest, as is the case with the Awajun group; their way of interpreting the world is personified and the spirits with which they inhabit are diverse: Nugkui (spirit of earth), Etsa (spirit of the forest) and Tsuqki (spirit of water), who heal sick people.

The wampis usually invoke the nugkui (spirits that live within the earth and that gave women the fruits of the fields) in order to ensure the fertility of the crops.