Protests for Healthy Water Policy in Peru Link Highlands and Jungle: May 31 to be Day of National Solidarity

From the Andes to the Amazon, indigenous and mestizo groups across Peru plan to mobilize on May 31 to resist industrial development projects that they say would destroy vital natural water sources and threaten community survival. Organizers say the simultaneous … Continue reading Protests for Healthy Water Policy in Peru Link Highlands and Jungle: May 31 to be Day of National Solidarity

Exciting Future for Indigenous Communities: Combining Intercultural Education and Permaculture

Intercultural school director, Luis Marquez, with his students from Puerta Firmeza Luis Marquez is the Shipibo director and visionary behind the intercultural school that Alianza Arkana is funding in the Shipibo community of Puerto Firmeza. Luis was born in a … Continue reading Exciting Future for Indigenous Communities: Combining Intercultural Education and Permaculture

A River of Trouble for ConocoPhilips: Iquitos Residents Demand a Stop to Oil Project on Nanay River

With a quiet dignity that spoke volumes about their confidence in the cause, residents from a wide swath of civil groups and neighborhoods of the Amazon city of Iquitos marched to the halls of their regional government Tuesday to prevent … Continue reading A River of Trouble for ConocoPhilips: Iquitos Residents Demand a Stop to Oil Project on Nanay River

Crisis Averted or Justice Postponed? New Diplomacy Could Determine Course for the Quechua

This week could easily have been marked by conflict on the Amazonian tributary of Rio Pastaza, where members of a dozen Quechua indigenous communities have been anxiously counting down the final fortnight of a 40-day deadline that their leaders gave … Continue reading Crisis Averted or Justice Postponed? New Diplomacy Could Determine Course for the Quechua