Medicinal plants and systemic health crisis
Sebastian De los Heros
May 29, 2020

Ancestral medicine has been fundamental for the health and wellbeing of indigenous peoples the world over. In the Amazon rainforest alone, the many living testimonies, as well as prolific scientific …

Farmacia Viva Indigena
Sebastian De Los Heros
December 17, 2018

Together with the committee of the Shipibo-Konibo community of Paoyhan, Alianza Arkana presents Farmacia Viva Indígena (The Living Indigenous …

Papanicolaou Campaing in Paoyhan
Verena Metz Zumarán
November 28, 2018

by Verena Metz Zumarán Sunday the 11th of November, Paoyhan, Loreto,Perú Testing for Papanicolaou is very important, as it enables the doctor to diagnose any existent abnormalities in the cells of …

Grow and Cook: A Never Ending Cycle
Sebastián De los Heros
October 23, 2018

In many parts of the world, people buy their food products in either neighbouring markets or supermarkets. While we usually give the price of products a high degree of importance, we rarely stop to …

Getting to know our Roots and Ourselves - Continuing to...

October 8, 2018

This September 2018, after a very successful Hip Hop workshop, we continued our youth work in the community of Paoyhan. This time, we had fun by engaging in confidence-building exercises, and made an …

Youth Cultural Exchange Program from Santa Clara to Nuevo...
Ellen Zhang
September 1, 2018

By Ellen Zhang 2018 Summer Intern at Alianza Arkana and Harvard undergraduate student From July 30 to August 2, Alianza Arkana helped facilitate a youth cultural exchange program so that youth from …

Plant Medicine and Gynecology Workshop
Ellen Zhang
August 23, 2018

By Ellen Zhang 2018 Summer Intern at Alianza Arkana and Harvard undergraduate student Last January in 2017, Alianza Arkana collaborated with the urban, nearby community of Bena Jema to run health …

¡Non Kene Presente!
Charlotte Biren
May 4, 2018

My name is Charlotte Biren, and I have been working at Alianza Arkana since September 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. I jumped into my work here and through the fluid natural of sharing …

Moving Forward in Paohyan
Macarena Arias
April 9, 2018

Written by Macarena Arias, Coordinator Villagers having breakfast before heading out After a successful workshop about regenerative solutions in the village of Paoyhan in 2017, the …

Koshi Ainbobo in Bena Jema -- Workshops for Women's Health
Shilpa Darivemula
February 5, 2018

By Shilpa Darivemula Current Partner for Bena Jema Women's Health Initiative Founder of Aseemkala Initiative Changing the history of a community requires changing the story of one woman. In the …

Researching Medicinal Plants
Michael Coe
January 6, 2018

The following blog was written by Michael Coe, ethnobotanist and PhD Candidate at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. It is a good example of how Alianza Arkana and researchers work together in a …

Twelve Major Achievements 2017

December 29, 2017

As the year draws to a close we would like to list our twelve major achievements for 2017 in the key and overlapping areas of: working with communities; eco-social justice; work with young …