Likewise, he reaffirmed the Government's commitment to continue working for the protection of their rights.
"Not long ago, Congress recognized you as a native and ancestral people. We want this to be crystallized through the work undertaken by Puno
's Decentralized Office and our Indigenous Peoples Department in Lima," the official expressed.
"The Culture Ministry is working with the Directorate of Indigenous Languages to preserve native languages, such as Uros, which are the source of […] our ancestral knowledge," he pointed out.
According to the Official Database of Indigenous or Native Peoples, there are 1,316 peasant communities in Puno
, 815 of which have been preliminarily identified as part of Andean indigenous ethnic groups. From this total, 316 are Aymara, 498 are Quechua, and 1 is Uros.