Alianza Arkana

The Arkana Alliance is committed to raising awareness about the current environmental and social crises in the Amazon; supporting the creation, connection and strengthening of strategic networks and regional and community-based alliances; and inspiring positive change at local, national and international levels to protect and preserve the people, environment, and ancient traditions of the Amazon Rainforest.

Solidarity

Solidarity
A welcoming party gathers along the banks of the Pastaza, awaiting more Quechua people arriving from other villages to stand together against oil exploitation and defend their rights. (view small | med | large | orig)

Oil Company Covers Up Lake to Hide Contamination

Oil Company Covers Up Lake to Hide Contamination
Aurelio Chino Dahua, leader of the Quechua on the Pastaza, sits in a pose of shock and resignation in a field of mud, where a small lake once teemed with fish, birds, and other life. (view small | med | large | orig)

It Just Takes One Weak Link

It Just Takes One Weak Link
The equipment used by the oil companies is rudimentary and, especially in the rainforest conditions, easily worn down. This is why we need environmental monitors to walk by regularly to report spills. (view small | med | large | orig)

Crowd Waits for Ministers to Arrive

Crowd Waits for Ministers to Arrive
After 40 years of oil exploitation across their ancestral lands, the Quechua people are finally visited by government officials for the first time to see with their own eyes the plight of the people. (view small | med | large | orig)

Quechua "Warrior" Preparing for Peaceful Protest

Quechua "Warrior" Preparing for Peaceful Protest
Face paint, headbands, and national flags - Quechua warriors peacefully protest for their rights and for justice. (view small | med | large | orig)
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