“EL PROFESOR NO NOS ENTIENDE PORQUE NUESTRA PIEL ES ASÍ, FEA”.
The Native Community of Atahualpa (asháninka people) located in the district of Rio Bertha in the province of Satipo in Junin, Peru -like many other native communities in this country- experience a lack of effective educational rights due to governmental policies and which are developed from a centre point of view. Therefore, the community of Atahualpa lives a situation of sociolinguistic tension where their daily life has been jeopardise by the entry of groups of power, mainly, Castilian-speakers. The importance of this study relies on the evidence and pertinence of an Intercultural Bilingual Education (EIB) that takes into account the participation of the children, parents, elders and the community leaders. At the same time, a relevant “EIB” will provide a solid base in which to strengthen Ashaninka’s self develop and identity.
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