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Autonomous Government

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly is the Reserve's highest political-administrative authority. It is made up of 20 representatives from each community. It has the responsibility of electing the Indigenous Council, distributing and executing the budget, and judging and sanctioning within the Reserve's jurisdiction.

 

COUNCIL OF ELDERS 

Integrated by the leading traditional authorities from each community. The Council of Elders guard, interpret, and transmit the Law of Origin, the history, knowledge, uses, and customs of their cultures and territory.

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AMORÚA 

Jairo Mesa

Fabio Perdomo

Hortensia Perdomo

Elba Campo

MAIBÉN-MASIWARE 

Rosa Jodom Jenebono

Felicita Jenebono

Mateo Tawadi Antodocha

Alfonso Pacha Pacha

PIAPOCO 

José Antonio Chamarraví
José David Chamarraví

SÁLIBA 

José Agustín Guacarapare
María Cristina Machay
Feliciano Pirabán
Dolores Umejé

SIKUANI 

Álvaro Gaitán
Alfonso Valderrama
Elvira Rodríguez
María Gaitán

TSIRIPU 

Miguel Jape
Omero Noko Charire
Marina Jojomboko
Carmelita Cambiari

WÁMONAE 

Yoro Wantheibo Maru Rosa
Silvia Tsejo
José María Santana
Matewa Isidoro Guaipere
Gustavo Fari Jape
Huara Ayo Elsa Colina Colina

WAÜPIJIWI 

Miguel Jiménez
Tereza Andueza
María Idi
Alejandro Tsumeda

YAMALERO 

Teresa Yopima
Medaguillo Zapata
Nora Paneibo
Lucía Zapata

YARURO 

Victoria Paneibo Budjujuneya
Patricia Lara Yokoroneya
Calixto Campo Campo
Josefa Tabutju Budjujuneya

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CAÑO MOCHUELO INDIGENOUS COUNCIL

The Indigenous Council legally represents the Reserve, manages resources, and oversees the peaceful coexistence in the territory. It is comprised of the governor, the secretary, the commissioner, the treasurer and the council members. The attorney general is part of the council, but is elected in a separate vote and has no executive functions.

Hernaldo Rivey Umejé Joropa

Governor

Nelly Aidé Chamarraví

Commisioner

Bertha Eliana Rodríguez Guevara

Secretary

Wando Jesús Forero

Tresurer

Bochi Argemiro Jape Ate

Speaker

 

Ariel Romero Chipiaje

Attorney general 

Government structure and census

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CAPTAINS AND ADVISORS 

The captains and advisers are the local authorities of each community within the Reserve. They liaise with the indigenous council and other people and organizations that visit the communities. They ensure the security of the territory and oversee the various aspects of community organization. They are chosen according to the customs of each indigenous community.

Nargel Rodríguez Díaz 

Captain - Getsemaní

Sikuani 

Jorge Ariel Perdomo Moreno 
Captain - La Esmeralda 
Amorúa

Bernardo Salazar 
Captain – El Merey 
Wäupijiwi

Hugo Yaincikjune 
Calvario - Unuma 
Yaruro

Olavio Tune Tatamaja 
Santa María de Guafiyal 
Tsiripu 

 

Juan Carlos Paneibo Yopima 
Captain - Quinto Patio 
Yamalero 

 

Jorge Álvaro Paneibo Yopima 
Captain - Topochales 
Yamalero 

Luciano Yopi 

Captain - Betania 

Maibén-masiware 

Ignacio Dewa Tobu Maidiwa 
Advisor - San José 
Maibén-masiware

 

Paola Chipiaje 
Advisor - Mochuelo 
Wámonae 

 

Jesús Pearco Jarpena 
Advisor - Mochuelo 
Wámonae 

 

Matewa Isidoro Guaipere 
Captain - Mardúe 
Wámonae 

 

Gildardo Herrera 
Captain - Morichito 
Sáliba 

 

Agustín Rodríguez 
Captain - Walakanü 
Sikuani 

 

Nicodemo Chamarraví 
Captain - Belén de Mañanitas 
Piapoco