What We Do
Improved access to higher 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 and empower the indigenous student organization OEPIAP, which represents more than 12 ethnicities.Learn More
Developing regenerative land use alternatives
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.Learn More
Supporting The Amazonian Indigenous Movement
We are active in the Nature Rights movement that advocates for the recognition of indigenous territorial rights as the best path to protect the most important wilderness on Earth. We help amplify voices of the jungle by providing multimedia tools and investigative work.Learn More
Translate a report, write an article, lead a fundraising event, or come to Iquitos for a field experience – there are many ways that you can support our work.Work With Us
- June 8, 2021
Syntropic agriculture is an alternative to conventional farming methods and perspectives that results in soil regeneration, forest expansion, and an increase in production. It was developed in Brazil between the 80s and 90s by Ernst Götsch, who analyzed and imitated the workings ...
- June 3, 2021
The date is this Friday, June 4 at 6:00 pm. Short films produced by indigenous students. It will take place in Sector 11 of the district of Belén, Iquitos. Under the moonlight and sitting in small boats like armchairs. Thus, the public will see the first Floating Exhibition of C...
- May 19, 2021
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders of the United Nations (UN), Mary Lawlor, urges the Peruvian State to stop "threats, attacks and criminalization" against those who defend the right to the land of indigenous communities, or the rights to a clean en...
The Permaculture Design Course
In the second half of May, 2019, we held our first ever Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at our permaculture centre. A multicultural group of indigenous Shipibo herbalists, local farmers from neighbouring communities, indigenous students from the Achuar and Awajun peoples, Chaikuni staff and friends from the Temple of the Way of Light came together for 10 inspiring days to learn the basics of permaculture, share their own knowledge, and learn about "chacras integrales". The course was masterfully guided by Tierra Martinez and Beatriz Ramirez from the Na’Lu’um Permaculture Institute, both of them bringing a world of knowledge from a life dedicated to permaculture to the Chaikuni Institute and the participants.