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.
Sep 11, 2014

Double Your Dollar for Education in the Amazon!

Shipibo Young People at School
Shipibo Young People at School

Dear Friend of the Amazon,

I would like to invite you to participate a unique opportunity to have a huge impact in the lives of indigenous youth in the Amazon: all new & recurring donations made to our project before midnight on Wednesday, September 10th will be matched! 

Indigenous youth in the Shipibo communities we work with have a constant need for support to continue their educations. Our program combines the best of traditional wisdom with modern knowledge to help these young people strengthen their cultural identities while increasing their access to education and sustainable livelihoods in the future.

Double your impact today by supporting culturally-relevant edication initiatives for indigenous youth in the Amazon!

With your help we will:

  • strengthen cultural identity and empower youth with innovative education programs in schools and communities
  • teach traditional agriculture and forestry practices to provide regeneratively grown and nutrient rich food to students
  • revitalize knowledge about medicinal plants, art, music and dance
  • work with young women and girls to raise self-esteem and teach about women's health
  • give university scholarships to indigenous young people

You can make this, and much more, possible by becoming a recurring collaborator with this project today and making your impact count two-fold! Make sure you select "monthly recurring" when you make your donation, as only these will be doubled by a generous supporter.

Why wait?! Share this opportunity with your networks now! 

In Solidarity,

Paul & the Alianza Arkana team

Kids with Alianza Arkana volunteer
Kids with Alianza Arkana volunteer
Sep 10, 2014

Double Your Dollar for Justice in the Amazon!

Indigenous women on the front lines
Indigenous women on the front lines

Dear Friend of the Amazon,

I am writing you with a special invitation to double your impact for justice in the Amazon. A generous individual with a commitment to global change is matching all new & recurring donations we receive on this project within the next 24 hours!

Your commitment to become a recurring supporter would greatly strengthen this sustained movement for justice in the wake of more than 40 years of severe oil contamination. 

With your help, we will: 

  • hold key congresses of indigenous women in affected communities to strategize and grow this movement for justice
  • help indigenous women travel to the COP20 People's Summit on Climate Change to tell their stories to the world 
  • bring indigenous federation leaders to negotiations to demand accountability, action, and solutions

Will you help make all this a reality? Become a monthly supporter today and double the impact of your dollar!

Be sure you select "monthly recurring" when you make your donation, as only these will be matched, making your act of kindness count two-fold. 

This offer only stands until midnight on Wednesday, September 10th. Don't wait! Please share this opportunity with your networks now! 

In Solidarity,

Sarah & the Alianza Arkana team

Quechua leader speaking truth the the press
Quechua leader speaking truth the the press
Oil in the Amazon remains with no clean up
Oil in the Amazon remains with no clean up

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Aug 13, 2014

New Documentary Shows Oil in Peruvian Amazon

Pastaza: A Movement for Justice in the Amazon
Pastaza: A Movement for Justice in the Amazon

In honor of the International Day of World Indigenous Peoples last week end, we are releasing our first documentary: Pastaza. Created in collaboration with the Peruvian Quechua indigenous federation, FEDIQUEP, it plumbs the depths of sadness and shows the strength of the communities which have endured over 40 years of oil contamination. 

As a voice on the front lines of this global movement for environmental and social justice, we wanted you to be the first to see it and share it with your friends.

Watch the trailer here.

Learn more and join the movement: click here!

Four major river basins in the Peruvian Amazon – the Marañón, Tigre, Corrientes, and Pastaza – are reeling in the wake of over four decades of oil exploitation. Since March 2013 all of these areas have been declared environmental and humanitarian crisis zones. However, the only thing the people have received from the government is scientific proof that their families are slowly being poisoned.

The Quechua, Achuar, Urarina, Kichwa, and Kukama Kukamiria people have been abandoned by government inaction, with zero access to clean water, safe food, or adequate health care. They have witnessed the devastation of their rivers, lakes, forests, and soils and felt sickness eating away at their families, communities and ancestral way of life. Unable to bear the deafening silence of their government in the face of such blatant social and environmental injustice, their voices are now rising in unity to denounce the pain and suffering that has become their daily bread.

PASTAZA tells the story of the Quechua federation from the Pastaza river, FEDIQUEP, and their dedicated leader, Aurelio Chino Dahua, whose determination has brought his people to their feet to demand that those responsible pay for their crimes against humanity and clean up the rainforest. The film shows the many faces of those on the front lines of this struggle, professing their love of the Amazon; their grief at its destruction; and their devotion to peace, health, life, and water.

The Amazon is literally the heart of the planet, providing roughly 20% of our fresh water and land-based oxygen, while affecting global weather systems. Additionally, it holds extraordinary biodiversity and is a living library of indigenous knowledge. What affects the Amazon affects us all. 

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