Piaroa Partnership Platform (PPP)

The Piaroa Partnership Platform (PPP) also known as the Piaroa Protectorate Partnership (PPP) is the keystone representative of our international cooperation and development projects which provides the public, non-profits, partners and investors with accountability and transparency as a decentralized organization presented by the tribal members inscribed in our program.

The PPP is represented by three indigenous trustees who are recognized as ambassadors and are active members of Globcal International.

The PPP is made up of several smaller organizations with agricultural providers working together as 35 individuals representing more than 500 family members living in 13 villages over an area of 5,000 square kilometers which is further defined as the Piaroa Protectorate Territory. All of the program and project initiatives presented here are developed targeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

Current Partnership Projects

The Piaroa Partnership Platform needs a wide range of charitable support to realize and finance its initial sustainable development needs. During the next several years the PPP seeks to raise capital using a number of creative development programs leveraging its 5,000 square kilometers of natural capital by provisioning allocated ecosystem services through international cooperation programs with foreign embassies, international organizations, private and public foundations, environmental organizations, indigenous rights groups, corporations, private individuals and universities. The PPP will seek funding safely through Ecology Crossroads and the Piaroa International Foundation's De'Aruhuä Trust.

The PPP will seek donations, grants, investments, partnerships and sponsorships to fund the following five objective priority programs. Guided overnight and extended stay ecotourism excursions as our guests are available to all program supporters, sponsors and program partners.

  1. Thirteen Villages - A fundraising development to build community learning centers, install solar powered water-wells, bath|wash facilities, septic tanks, and greywater recycling systems. The total cost of this project is $210,000 USD and will technically remove over 1,000 people from their current state of poverty.

  2. De'Aruhuä Chocolate - Independently funded and operated business enterprise plan that will provide the PPP with an avenue to the world market for up to 15-25 tons per year of their gross agricultural production and bring to the Piaroa International Foundation (PPP) over $200,000 per year in annual income. The total cost of this project is $490,000 USD, it is to be funded first and foremost because it provides funding for the rest of the projects.

  3. Added Value Production - A pre-processing facility that is used by the PPP to add value to agricultural production through post-harvest processing such as dehydration, preparation or packaging. The total cost of this project is $75,000 USD for 5 years and provides shared use of the equipment and facility to be established in Puerto Ayacucho for all PPP participants.

  4. Protectorate - Development, equipping and training a team of an (Agro) Forest Guardians Defense and Monitoring Corps providing uniforms, boots, GPS smartphone cameras and embedded reporting software. The total cost of this project is $150,000 USD and engages as many as 50 Piaroa with year-around employment for the next 5 years.

  5. Agroecology - The Piaroa are very dependent on a healthy resilient ecosystem so tree planting, reforestation and biodiversity management programs need to be implemented and well-planned that integrate agriculture and the natural ecosystem. To accomplish this mapping and monitoring where trees are planted and need to be planted will be performed together with those trained in the protectorate's Forest Guardians. The total cost of this project is $50,000 USD. The 35 Piaroa agroecologists enrolled in the program will earn their salaries through the PPP and their cooperative agroforestry activity.

Collective Indigenous Mark - As an ethnic originary nation of people we maintain particular universal rights to defend and protect our indigenous knowledge and intellectual property. This includes all products and services that may be offered by the Huottüja as a recognized indigenous tribe entitled to protection internationally under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). "A collective mark for use on products and to promote services shall be established by the Foundation in accordance with ISO Type I, II and III labelling schemes." In the United States a collective trademark is defined in Section 45 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1127 as a trademark or service mark used by the members of a collective group or organization. A collective mark must be owned by a collective entity (foundation), even though members of the entity use the mark. Use of the mark will be to certify and authenticate products internationally from their community, geographic, human and indigenous origin using the blockchain.

Decentralized Governance - To compete globally, be recognized as an indigenous fourth-world nation, engage in international cooperation projects, be better recognized by the United Nations, protect the ecosystem in our territory and find prosperity together we are administering and implementing an ad hoc voluntary consensus based cooperative democracy to self-govern the heart of our understood traditional region and manage international tourism. To realize this objective we are seeking a grant from SpaceX and Google for Starlink Enterprise, private foundations and government sponsors to remotely locate across an area the size of Jamaica, a laptop computer, solar charger, Starlink antenna, WiFi router and cell phone in each of 33 villages.

Historically, over the past 3,000-6,000 years the Piaroa have maintained a civil and peaceful anarchy based on hunting, gathering and subsistence farming over an area of 33,000 square kilometers from approximately 150 named communities each led by a village captain, elder or chief. While all communities share common values living conditions, economic competition, inequality and politics have divided our people. Today, our reduced territory which is between 17,000 and 20,000 square kilometers has approximately 33 mapped villages, approximately 45 unmapped villages and over 120 place names of interest to tourists.

Initiatives, Programs and Projects

Officially the Huottuja Foundation serves as an official interim government in formation, a development bank, fiduciary, and holds legal jurisdiction over all transactions involving agroeconomics, art, biodiversity, commerce, culture, dance, education, farming, fishing, flora/fauna, forest conservation, heritage, hunting, language, music, recreation, religion, rituals, science, and tourism (collectively Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property) within the shaded area of Figure 2 above with our members. The Foundation provides services to all native Huottuja (Piaroa) persons and communities; the Foundation allows international non-governmental organizations, state embassies, universities, corporations and individuals to join in order to establish durable legal international relationships.

All initiatives (programs and projects) and transactions involving non-Huottuja or foreign-born persons require legal substantiation; including for exportation of products from the region, contractual agreements between members, communities and third-parties, events that involve the social media or news media, transactions that require customs inspection or are targeted to advance livelihoods with economic incentives, must be registered with the Huottuja Foundation. Non-religious humanitarian aid, health care, educational programs and those affiliated or sponsored by the United Nations are exempt from registration requirements. There are many activities that are frowned upon, illegal, restricted, prohibited or not permitted based on common-sense and thinking green with the ecosystem in mind.

Since the new Venezuelan Constitution in 1999 and the introduction of new Indigenous Laws developed to acknowledge, provision and protect our people by the Bolivarian Republic in 2004 (Ley de los Pueblos Indígenas), Colombia's Constitution in 1991, and the United Nations (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) in 2007, dozens of our Piaroa leaders and villages have independently been engaged and involved themselves with politicians, the national government, embassies, church missions, non-governmental organizations, and commercial interests with little accountability and poor mixed results; none been shown to endure, show transparency or prove themselves sustainable. Literally hundreds have come to exploit and take advantage of our blissful ignorance, humility, naivete and peaceful ways toward others over the past 20 years. After finding ourselves almost completely autonomous in the wilderness, standing against non-state actors in 2020 and standing out on our own in 2021 following the COVID Pandemic we have decidedly enlisted international organizations as experts and observers to assist us in remaining sustainable, building our sovereignty and creating strong communities.