Working with Indigenous Youth Partners to Regenerate the Peruvian Amazon

By Charlotte Biren – Communications Coordinator Project planning in pairs It’s a cloudy Saturday morning here in Yarinacocha, and our three Santa Clara Volunteers eagerly await the arrival of the Santa Clara Youth Association. After two months of getting to know the Youth Association and gauging interest in community led intiatives, the volunteers decided to bring everyone to Yarinacocha to host a workshop on Project Design and Planning. These past months, the volunteers and youth have spent time together discussing community needs, evaluating potentials for alternative economic opportunities, and observing the interests of the youth in terms of project creation. The Youth … Continue reading Working with Indigenous Youth Partners to Regenerate the Peruvian Amazon

Whose Development? Indigenous Peoples and Megaprojects in the Peruvian Amazon

El Dorado, “an inexhaustible treasure trove”, “the last, as yet unfinished page of Genesis”; for centuries, the Amazon has been the site of utopias, real and imagined. These have often been home-grown, as with so many indigenous millenarian movements: from … Continue reading Whose Development? Indigenous Peoples and Megaprojects in the Peruvian Amazon