Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador
Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador

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From Wikipedia: Approximately 96.4% of Ecuador's Indigenous peoples are Highland Quichuas living in the valleys of the Sierra region. Primarily consisting of the descendents of Incans, they are Kichwa speakers and include the Caranqui, the Otavaleños, the Cayambi, the Quitu-Caras, the Panzaleo, the Chimbuelo, the Salasacan, the Tugua, the Puruhá, the Cañari, and the Saraguro.

Coastal groups, including the Awá, Chachi, and the Tsáchila, make up .24% percent of the Indigenous population.

The remaining 3.35 percent live in the Oriente and consist of the Oriente Kichwa (the Canelo and the Quijos), the Shuar, the Huaorani, the Siona-Secoya, the Cofán, and the Achuar.


August 7-13 Indigenous Peoples Week 2017; hashtag: #ipw7



Recommended Reading
Defending Our Rainforest - A Guide to Community-Based Ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon by Rolf Wesche and Andy Drumm

Trinkets and Beads - Filmed over two years, Trinkets and Beads tells the story of how the Huaorani tribe of the Ecuadorian rainforest, are attempting to survive on their own terms in the petroleum age. The film tells how the evangelical oil company MAXUS set out to convince the Huaorani known as the fiercest tribe in the Amazon - to part with their oil and their land. "Its not just about exploiting oil, its about who controls the rainforest, it's everyone's concern because this is the heart of the world" Moi - Huaorani Leader

Elsewhere on the Web

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador.