Construction of New Cultural Center in the Indigenous School of Puerto Firmeza

Alianza Arkana has been working with the Shipibo school in the native community of Puerto Firmeza for eighteen months to develop a truly intercultural school that incorporates both the Western classroom-based education model, as well as Shipibo traditions and cosmovision … Continue reading Construction of New Cultural Center in the Indigenous School of Puerto Firmeza

Peru Congress to Examine Secretive Oil Industry Plans for Nanay River

The Peruvian congressional commission that recently investigated oil contamination in indigenous territories throughout Peru’s Northern Amazon Region of Loreto has just taken up the issue of oil development in the Nanay River watershed, opening the door for national debate. The … Continue reading Peru Congress to Examine Secretive Oil Industry Plans for Nanay River

Gobierno del Perú evaluará la contaminación petrolera en territorios indígenas; Líderes Indígenas Piden Transparencia

El Gobierno Regional de Loreto en el norte del Amazonas de Perú ha recientemente trazado planes para la primera investigación independiente del medio ambiente de las zonas contaminadas por las empresas petroleras en el infame Lote petrolero 1AB, después de … Continue reading Gobierno del Perú evaluará la contaminación petrolera en territorios indígenas; Líderes Indígenas Piden Transparencia

Kukama Indigenous Territories To Be Included in First Tests for Oil Contamination

With persistent pressure and without ever softening its hard line against the government’s role in oil industry ills, the Kukama indigenous federation ACODECOSPAT (Cocama Association for the Development and Conservation, San Pablo de Tipischca) has won a historic accord with … Continue reading Kukama Indigenous Territories To Be Included in First Tests for Oil Contamination

Peru Government to Test for Oil Contamination in Indigenous Territories; Indigenous Leaders Call for Transparency

Oil Contamination on the Pastaza River The Regional Government of Loreto in Peru’s Northern Amazon has just outlined plans for a first-ever independent environmental probe of areas contaminated by oil companies in the infamous oil Lot 1AB, after indigenous Quechua … Continue reading Peru Government to Test for Oil Contamination in Indigenous Territories; Indigenous Leaders Call for Transparency

Napo River Indigenous Groups Reaffirm Identity, Demand Rights in Face of Oil Invasion

This week, two seldom-heard-from indigenous federations from the far reaches of Peru’s Northeastern Amazon broke traditional isolation to publicly reaffirm their cultural identity and remind regional and national officials of their more than 70 communities’ many needs. The Organization of … Continue reading Napo River Indigenous Groups Reaffirm Identity, Demand Rights in Face of Oil Invasion