Pacific Energy Worried after Indigenous Federation Action

On Friday, October 12, Humberto Sampayo, president of ORDIM (Organization for the Development of Indigenous People of Masisea – district branch of AIDESEP), received a call from the Pacific Energy company to come to a meeting in their office in Pucallpa. When he arrived, two women greeted him who he was told were specialists in community relations. They said that they had were concerned about things they had been hearing on the radio and on the internet that ORDIM was responsible for organizing a workshop in Santa Rosa de Tamaya Tipischca in opposition of the oil company. They said that … Continue reading Pacific Energy Worried after Indigenous Federation Action

Indigenous Community goes to Lima to Present Environmental Impact Study against Maple Energy

(Leader of the Community of Canaan, Basilio Rodriguez Sanancino.) Last week, four delegates of the Shipibo community of Canaan de Cachiayacu went to Lima, sponsored by Alianza Arkana and Earth Rights International, to meet with the Ministry Council (PCM) and … Continue reading Indigenous Community goes to Lima to Present Environmental Impact Study against Maple Energy

¡Bota el basurero! Banco de Eco-Ladrillos Reutiliza el Equivalente a un Año de Residuos Plásticos en Comunidad Indígena

La comunidad Shipibo de Santa Rosa de Dinamarca, en el distrito de Masisea, acaba de construir su primer proyecto importante de eco-ladrillos en la forma de un banco semicircular de 8 metros de largo alrededor de un árbol de mango … Continue reading ¡Bota el basurero! Banco de Eco-Ladrillos Reutiliza el Equivalente a un Año de Residuos Plásticos en Comunidad Indígena

Trash the Landfill! EcoBrick Bench Reuses a Year’s Worth of Plastic Waste in Shipibo Community

  The Shipibo community of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca, in the District of Masisea, has just built their first major ecoBrick project in the form of an 8-meter long semi circular bench around a giant mango tree in the middle … Continue reading Trash the Landfill! EcoBrick Bench Reuses a Year’s Worth of Plastic Waste in Shipibo Community

Shipibo Territory and Culture Under Threat from Invasion of Oil Companies

When I first moved to Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazon August last year, it was noisy like most Latin American cities – cocks crowing in the morning, dogs barking, motor-taxis passing at all hours, evangelical Christians playing bad rock music, the roar of the daily plane services to Lima and Iquitos, the distinctive rhythms of Cumbia music blaring forth from discos and street parties. Recently, however, a new and more disturbing sound has been added to this mix – the noise of helicopters hovering overhead as they go to and from the Pucallpa airport. Last Saturday, I counted at least … Continue reading Shipibo Territory and Culture Under Threat from Invasion of Oil Companies

Se Celebra el Día del Periodista en Solidaridad con la Comunidad Indígena Canaán de Cachiyacu

Hoy día, el primero de octubre, se celebra el Día del Periodista en el Perú, así como los primeros treinta días que los miembros de la comunidad de Canaán de Cachiyacu han tomado control de nueve pozos petroleros pertenecientes a … Continue reading Se Celebra el Día del Periodista en Solidaridad con la Comunidad Indígena Canaán de Cachiyacu

Celebrating the Day of the Journalist in Solidarity with the Indigenous People of Canaan de Cachiyacu

Today, October 1st marks the Day of the Journalist in Peru, as well as marking the 30th day that the community members of Canaan de Cachiyacu have taken control of 9 oil wells belonging to oil company, Maple Energy, in … Continue reading Celebrating the Day of the Journalist in Solidarity with the Indigenous People of Canaan de Cachiyacu