Alianza Arkana (www.alianzaarkana.org) is a Peruvian-based non-profit working in the Amazon with the Shipibo people to help regenerate indigenous communities, provide sustainable livelihoods through permaculture projects, promote hygiene and well-being through eco-sanitation solutions, advocate for environmental and social justice, strengthen Shipibo cultural identity among the young and help revitalize the richness of Shipibo culture through high-quality intercultural education.
Amazon Watch supports Amazonian indigenous peoples in the defense of their ancestral territories and the protection of their environment. For over 20 years, it has supported local peoples in emblematic indigenous struggles, including the Achuar of Peru’s Pastaza river basin, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in Ecuador, the Munduruku of the Brazilian Amazon, and the U’wa people of Colombia.
EARTH RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL
EarthRights International is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, which is defined as “Earth Rights”. This group specializes in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. It has offices in Southeast Asia, the United States and Peru. More information on ERI is available at (www.earthrights.org).
Putumayo vzw is a Belgian nonprofit organization that has been supporting initiatives of indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon since 2002, mainly in the areas of intercultural higher education and strengthening of indigenous organizations. In 2014 the educational Sui Sui Program was set up in collaboration with FORMABIAP (bilingual and intercultural teachers training). This program aims to empower indigenous youth, enabling them to defend their rights and manage their territories sustainably, in accordance with the principles of autonomy and self-determination.
TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY SERVICE
Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS) is dedicated to providing community members with the tools necessary to create sustainable, environmentally healthy communities by educating individuals on health concerns and implications arising from environmental pollution, empowering individuals with an understanding of applicable environmental laws and regulations and promoting their enforcement, and offering community-building skills and resources for effective community action and greater public participation. Its goal is to promote environmental protection through education, policy development, community awareness, and legal action. Its guiding principle is that everyone, regardless of race or income, is entitled to live in a clean environment. For more, visit: (www.tejasbarrios.org)