Who we are

About Us

CHIRAPAQ, Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, is an indigenous association which, for the past 30 years, has been promoting the assertion of identity and the acknowledgement of indigenous rights in the exercise of citizenship, with particular commitment to indigenous children, youth and women. We aim to put our dreams into practice and grow along with them in a climate of mutual respect and learning.

We are a multidisciplinary team of professionals and activists from the Andean and Amazonian regions who, in fraternal collaboration with indigenous organizations, seek to build a truly democratic and inclusive society which acknowledges indigenous origins and becomes enriched through its diversity of cultures and languages.

As a part of the indigenous movement, and in alliance with other social movements, we create proposals, drive organizational and educational processes, and advocate for national and worldwide policies to assert our cultural identity and enjoy the full exercise of our individual and collective rights as indigenous peoples.