Who We Are

Who We Are

Our name invokes the Amazonian legend that tells of invisible protector spirits of the forest, called the Chaikuni by the indigenous Shipibo people.

Why We Work

Why We Work

A grassroots collective which investigates, promotes and protects equitable, inclusive, interrelated and abundant living systems.

What We Do

What We Do

We work to advance environmental and social justice by empowering and partnering with indigenous peoples, and investigate and promote sustainable access to plant medicine, healthy food and economic opportunities for local communities.

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Local Collaborations & Empowerment Through Our Permaculture Site

A visit from Peruvian NGO "Association Civil Puente de la Amistad" on our grounds

On The Realities of Being an Indigenous Student in the Peruvian Amazon

Interview with Ruben Chino Dahua, Vice-President of the Amazonian indigenous student organization OEPIAP

And Then The Oil Price Dropped

Keeping the oil under the ground is causing a direct social and economic disaster in Loreto, but is it also an opportunity?

Permaculture Center

Fusing indigenous wisdom and modern knowledge, we investigate and promote sustainable access to plant medicine, healthy food and economic opportunities for local communities by creating an integral agriculture model within our Amazon permaculture center. Situated outside Iquitos, on a 175-hectare parcel of secondary tropical rainforest, our permaculture center has grown since its inception in January 2013.

Intercultural Education

Intercultural Education

We believe in intercultural education as a means of creating an inclusive, diverse and equitable society that honors and celebrates its constituent cultures and identities. We presently support the intercultural education Sui Sui Program and empower the indigenous student organization OEPIAP.

Human and Nature Rights

We are dedicated to advancing environmental and social justice in the Amazon and beyond in these critical times of climate change. We stand with indigenous and local organizations in Loreto to resist systems that privilege profit over people. We are active in the important nature rights movement that advocates for the recognition of indigenous territorial rights as the best path to protect the most beautiful wilderness on Earth. We help amplify voices of the jungle by providing influential multimedia tools and investigation work. In the legal arena, we accompany local organizations in support of democratic processes and strategies that advocate for eco-social justice and protect the right to clean water and a healthy life.

Ayni Ayahuasca

Ayni Ayahuasca

Our newest pilot project is the sustainable & ethical production of ayahuasca and its use.

We have already planted over 1000 vines around the permaculture site over the past years. We are currently investigating best practices in the Loreto region with the objective of working with local communities.

We believe sustainable production must benefit both local communities and ensure this potent healing medicine is available for all who wish to approach it with respect for the healing traditions from which its usage has emerged.

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