Sowing a SEED of hope

Sowing a SEED of hope

Partnering with indigenous youth to to regenerate the rainforest and their communities…

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Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Please sign this petition on Avaaz to help protect a critical river…

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River of Life
Kukamas of the Marañón River Win Historic Ruling on the Right to Prior Consultation

Water is life. Water is essential to every living being and is especially important to the Kukama peoples of the Marañón River in Loreto, Peru. Often called the people of the water, the Kukama have be...

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Singing to the crowd like a badass
No al Cambio Climático! Sí al Cambio del Sistema!

Sus melodías fluían con intensidad a través de la llovizna sobre la agitada plaza. Improvisando en shipibo, su lengua nativa, Wuicler Lopez cantaba por la protección de su pueblo, su cultura y el bosq...

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Wuicler Lopez opening the march
No to Climate Change! Yes to Systemic Change!

His melody flowed with intensity through the light drizzle and over the bustling plaza. Improvising in his native language of Shipibo, Wuicler Lopez sang for the protection of his people, culture, and...

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A Quiet Coup in the Kingdom of Grass: Regrowing Yarinacocha’s Rainforest

Ruben Sergio Rodriguez dreams of planting a forest he has never seen before. Having only ever traveled two hours outside of his small village of Santa Clara, he has lived surrounded by a sea of grass,...

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Mujeres del Tigre con ortiga
Si No Hay Soluciones, No Hay Nada

Comunidades indígenas de la Amazonía Peruana intentan bloquear nueva subasta de lote petrolero ante la falta de acciones inmediatas del gobierno para resolver los problemas de cuatro décadas de explot...

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Oil spill Cuninico
Cuninico Oil Spill & Petroperu: Speed Up the Clean-Up!

Last week two scientists from E Tech International, an independent investigation institute who provide grassroots environmental technical support, visited the Kukama community of Cuninico in the  ...

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Una visita al laboratorio en el campo
Permacultores Indígenas Visitan a la Asociación Los Perfumistas Shipibos

La semana pasada los miembros de la recientemente creada Red Indígena de Permacultores de la Amazonía (RIPA) conocieron las plantaciones y laboratorios de un emprendimiento comunal para elaborar perfu...

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tongues out Lian
Playful Expressions: Cross-cultural Examinations of Creativity

"In a loud voice, say your name and make a movement!" my voice rang in that camp counselor sort of way. "I'm Lian", I proclaimed, with a grand shake of my arms and legs. I fully expected the following...

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Sad oil covered boys 2
Cuninicu: Saturated by Greed

This has happened before. There is a small indigenous community along the banks of an Amazonian river. These people do not live a romanticized, utopian existence of costuming and feathers. They ride ...

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Fernando explains
RIPA: Regenerating the Amazon One Mind at a Time

It has been 50 years since their forest was cut down. To the Shipibo of Yarinacocha, the rainforest is a fading memory of their grandparents. They have only ever known grassland, where swidden agricul...

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