Area and Topographic Maps
Defining Piaroa Territory with Maps
Among the most important activities today for the Piaroa Nation is its location on the map of the world, and for those who visit their territory to respect the borders of their ancestral lands. Piaroa tribal villages have appeared on topographic and nautical maps of the Orinoco since the first Spanish explorers appeared prior to 1550. The Huottuja Foundation promotes mapmaking among community leaders and the Piaroa have a number of experienced surveyors and mapmakers.