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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Shipibo Permaculture: How far have we come and where are we going?

This is a post written by several hands, by Shipibo permaculture leaders Marcos Urquia, Roberto Muñoz, and Fernando Cauper. These are the voices of the Shipibo with and for whom we work. Author: Ma...

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¿Hasta dónde hemos llegado y hacia dónde vamos con la Permacultura de los Shipibo?

Este es un post escrito a varios manos por los líderes shipibo Marcos Urquia, Roberto Muñoz y Fernando Cauper. Estás son las voces de los shipibo con y para los cuales trabajamos. Autor: Marcos Urq...

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Greeted by Morning Kisses: Being a Teacher in an Urban Shipibo Community

A large cloud of dust is raised by dozens of tiny feet charging towards me while I walk down the last street to get to work. Seconds later, a crowd of little excited Shipibo children embraces me in ...

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En Plena Crisis Político Ambiental Hay Esperanza

Jóvenes y organizaciones amazónicos se movilizan para la vida, la diversidad cultural y el medio ambiente. "Loretano soy. Por eso es que quiero al bosque y la lluvia, al viento y al rio, la luna y ...

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Four Worlds of the Shipibo Cosmovision in Murals

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a Shipibo muralist on a muraling project at the elementary school in the urban Shipibo community of Bena Jema. Together with the students, our idea was t...

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The Multiplier Effect: Indigenous Permaculture in the Amazon

Last week in the Shipibo indigenous community of Santa Clara a 5-day Introduction Course to Ecological Farming unfolded in beautiful and unexpected ways... A Brief History Since 2012, Alianza Arka...

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Historic Agreement with the Government Leaves Room for Interpretation

Is the agreement signed between indigenous leaders of the contaminated rivers in Loreto and the Peruvian government a real recognition of the social and environmental damage? Historic demonstration...

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Girls for the World: Solidarity Amongst Shipibo Women

Alianza Arkana has joined forces for the third year in a row with Girls for the World and Shipibo Joi to create a extraordinary week for 16 Shipibo girls from Bena Jema: a rundown, urban indigenous ...

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Mural Magic in Shipibo Community of Santa Clara

A couple months ago, most visitors to the Shipibo community of Santa Clara would have remarked on the sorry state of the primary school campus. A combination of persistent absenteeism on the part of...

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We Dig Practical Sanitation Solutions

Santa Rosita de Tamaya Tipishca is on its way to becoming the first Shipibo community with full ecological sanitation. Located 7 hours by boat north of the city of Pucallpa on the Abujao River, Sta...

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