Dispatch from the Capital: Indigenous leaders meet with top government officials.

Last week, from September 12-16, indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon (Loreto) met with high-level government officials to discuss problems with oil exploration and extraction in their region and to appeal for urgent attention in addressing their concerns. The indigenous … Continue reading Dispatch from the Capital: Indigenous leaders meet with top government officials.

Building strong local partnerships: A community gathering in Bena Jema to discuss Alianza Arkana’s Scholarship Program

  Today was an important day as the village chief of Bena Jema organized a community meeting to discuss Alianza Arkana’s scholarship program with village leaders, parents and potential scholarship recipients. Bena Jema is a small Shipibo community of approximately … Continue reading Building strong local partnerships: A community gathering in Bena Jema to discuss Alianza Arkana’s Scholarship Program

Peruvian leaders Travel to Ecuador to Discuss Oil, Development, and Capitalism – Part 1

For the last 2 weeks of July, I had the privilege of accompanying indigenous federation presidents, Alfonso Lopez Tejada and Aurelio Chino Dahua, to Ecuador for a series of meetings having to do with oil extraction, indigenous rights and critiques … Continue reading Peruvian leaders Travel to Ecuador to Discuss Oil, Development, and Capitalism – Part 1

Visit to Intercultural School at Puerto Firmeza sponsored by Alianza Arkana

Since April 2011, Alianza Arkana has been supporting the school to create eight different, spatially-based educational zones so that the students learn about their indigenous culture – its cosmovision, traditions, stories, childhood games, language, food production, relationship with nature – … Continue reading Visit to Intercultural School at Puerto Firmeza sponsored by Alianza Arkana