Sowing a SEED of hope

Sowing a SEED of hope

Partnering with indigenous youth to to regenerate the rainforest and their communities…

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Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Say NO to oil in the Amazon!

Please sign this petition on Avaaz to help protect a critical river…

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There is a growing problem in Amazonian communities: the build-up of plastic and unrecyclable trash. Communit...
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Playful Expressions: Cross-cultural Examinations of Creativity

"In a loud voice, say your name and make a movement!" my voice rang in that camp counselor sort of way. "I'm Lian", I proclaimed, with a grand shake of my arms and legs. I fully expected the following...

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Cuninicu: Saturated by Greed

This has happened before. There is a small indigenous community along the banks of an Amazonian river. These people do not live a romanticized, utopian existence of costuming and feathers. They ride ...

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RIPA: Regenerating the Amazon One Mind at a Time

It has been 50 years since their forest was cut down. To the Shipibo of Yarinacocha, the rainforest is a fading memory of their grandparents. They have only ever known grassland, where swidden agricul...

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Alianza Arkana Taking Rural Water Solutions to the Next Level in Collaboration with UNICEF

How do you get the Peruvian government to adopt best sanitation practices for rural Amazonia? Leading by example, of course...and partnering with UNICEF. As the regional forerunners in constructing ef...

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Only when the last tree is dead, the last river poisoned, the last fish trapped, then we will understand you can't eat money
Kukamas End Mobilization After Announcing A Hunger Strike

The Kukama people have made a journey of more than 100 kilometers to have their voices heard. Arriving at their destination, government representatives with resolve to create solutions were nowhere to...

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The people await the ministers
Prudent First Steps Towards Justice: Indigenous Mobilization in Andoas Temporarily Suspended

On June 19th a commission of Peruvian national and regional governments' representatives headed by Prime Minister Rene Cornejo met with an impressively well-organized indigenous organization in the na...

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The indigenous march for justice arrives in Iquitos
Walk with Us: Natural Wonder of the World Destroyed By Oil Contamination

Walk with us. In rubber boots, in worn-out sandals, or barefoot. About one thousand Kukama Kukamilla people of the Marañon river basin, among them grandfathers and mothers with little children, walke...

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Fernando and his Charapita Pepper Patch
Permaculture in Practice: A Spicy Shipibo Success Story

Fernando Cauper is a 30 year old man living in the Shipibo community of Santa Clara. From a young age, Fernando's father instilled in him the value of leaving a legacy for future generations. As he gr...

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Alfonso Lopez of ACODECOSPAT speaks in defense of the Amazonia
Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace

Today, the courageous voices of the Amazonian indigenous federations are rising above the din of denial that has deflected corporate and state responsibility for crimes committed over the last 42 year...

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Mapa de Areas de Emergencia Ambiental en Loreto
"No firma de Pluspetrol es no participación para nosotros”: Federaciones Indígenas se Retiran de Diálogo Importante en las Negociaciones Claves con los Petroleros y el Estado

La ceremonia se inició con el himno nacional cantado por dos filas de peruanos parados cara a cara. Por un lado una plétora de representantes gubernamentales*, y por el otro más de 50 líderes indígena...

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