The Day of Indigenous Resistance and the Value of Ancestral Knowledge in the face of a Pandemic

528 years ago today, Columbus and his fleet set foot on the Americas, on what is today known as the Bahamas. More than five centuries later, this event continues to generate discussion about how such a significant date should be

“Agrofloresta” Our Latest Training for Regenerative Agriculture In The Amazon

The Amazon basin is the world’s most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem; in 2 hectares of land, we find more plant and animal species than we find in the entire continent of North America. Hydrological cycles modulated by the trees and rivers

The Amazon Continues Burning

  Dear friends and supporters, The Amazon is still on fire. As you have seen in the news, tens of thousands of forest fires are raging across the Amazon rainforest, and continue to spread through the region at an alarming

Dry toilets in the Amazon: Sustainable Solutions for Basic Needs

Introduction by Alienor de Sas. After more than four decades of petroleum exploitation in the Loreto region, communities on the petroleum circuit remain some of the poorest and most insufficiently attended people of Peru for both geographic and socio-economic reasons.

Special Report: The Black Snake of Peru’s Amazon – The North Peruvian Pipeline

Blog Text by Justin Henson. Since 1979, more than 100 oil spills have occurred along the North Peruvian pipeline – a mega construction, stretching a massive 1,106 km from the Amazon to the Peruvian coast, operated and owned by state

The Permaculture Way in The Peruvian Amazon

Investigating and promoting sustainable and resilient living systems in the Peruvian Amazon has been at the core of The Chaikuni Institute’s Permaculture pilot project ever since its inception in 2013 on land shared with our sister organization, The Temple of

The Peruvian Rainforest Through The Lens of Amazonian Photographer Jorge Salvador Pizarro García

An Exclusive Interview And Preview Of Upcoming Photographer Jorge Salvador Lopez’s Latest Series In Collaboration With Chaikuni

Report From The Field: Growing Pineapples With Local Communities

A Snapshot Of Chaikuni's Permaculture Work With The Local Community Of Tres Unidos

Towards Greater Interculturality in Peru: Interview With Never Tuesta

Celebrando los 30 años del Programa FORMABIAP de AIDESEP Formando Maestros y Maestras De Los Pueblos Indígenas de la Amazonía Peruana

International Hearing Raises Indigenous People’s Hope For Clean Water In Peruvian Amazon

Indigenous Communities from Loreto present the case on the violation of the right to clean water and oil contamination to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Indigenous Students Demarcate Promised Land For Student Centre In Iquitos

Indigenous Student Organization OEPIAP Organizes First Visit To Land Where Their Long-Awaited Student Centre Will Be Built And Pressures Authorities To Approve Building

“I Travelled To The Tigre River”: An Indigenous Student’s View On Oil Contamination in Loreto

Reflections after a trip investigating violations Amazonian indigenous peoples' right to water

Introducing Our New Partnership With The Amaru Fund

Interview with The Amaru Fund’s Founder, Rebekah Shaman

“The River Is A Mother”: 4 Indigenous Women Water Protectors From Peru’s Amazon

Voices Of Amazonian Women Affected By Oil Activity

Inside The New Music Video “BABEL”: A Creative Encounter Between Indigenous Youth In The Amazon

A Unique Musical Production Featuring 9 Indigenous Youth and 7 Indigenous Languages In The Peruvian Amazon

BABEL: The Creative Encounter Of Indigenous Youth In The Amazon

Voices Of Indigenous Youth In This Music Video With 7 Native Languages in The Peruvian Amazon

Invitation: BABEL, The Creative Encounter of Indigenous Youth In The Peruvian Amazon

Join Us For This Unique Event in Iquitos, Featuring A Screening Of The New Music Video And A Discussion Panel

Regenerating The Peruvian Amazon Through Permaculture

A Look Into Our Permaculture Program In Action, Or How Ancestral Amazonian Knowledge Fuses With Contemporary Permaculture Design

Indigenous Prior Consultation At Risk In The Peruvian Amazon’s Most Prolific Oil Block

In the face of discrimination, indigenous peoples continue to make a stand for their rights

Indigenous Voices From Oil Block 192 In Peru’s Amazon

Amazonian indigenous leaders speak out on the critical situation in Peru's most prolific oil block, 192.

Drive Your Dreams: Launch of our new pilot project with Indigenous Students in Iquitos

Paving the way for ecological and alternative transport


Un Video Presentando La Inspiradora Historia de Floida, La Primera Mujer Kichwa del Alto Putumayo En Terminar Sus Estudios Superiores

Making it as an Indigenous Student in Iquitos City

Perseverance in the face of Inequalities: Announcing the graduation of Floida & Alvaro, two indigenous students supported by our Sui Sui program

Cacao In the Amazon: Uncovering What Comes Before Chocolate

Exploring The Secrets of Cacao Fermentation With Amazonian Women of Tres Unidos

Planting Urban Gardens with Indigenous Students in Iquitos

Our First Permaculture Workshop At Indigenous Organization OEPIAP's Temporary Student Centre

OEPIAP: Pampa Chica, Our Home

Inside the challenges faced by indigenous student organization OEPIAP, which represents over 120 indigenous youth from 15 Amazonian peoples of the Peruvian Amazon

Inside Our Campaign To Support Education for Amazonian Indigenous Youth

Interview with Chaikuni’s Intercultural Education Coordinators on building an indigenous student centre

Join Us To Build An Indigenous Student Centre In the Amazon

Announcing the launch of our new fundraising campaign in partnership with indigenous student organization OEPIAP

Rural Fish Farming In The Amazon Rainforest

Our latest workshop with the local community of Tres Unidos

Saramurillo, Justice for Peru’s Amazonian Peoples?

Voices from the Indigenous Coalition formed at Saramurillo, the landmark protest uniting peoples from 5 river basins affected by oil activity in Peru’s northern Amazon

Saramurillo, justice this time for the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon?

Could the recent mobilization held at Saramurillo in the Northern Peruvian Amazon be remembered as the one that finally brought much needed justice to indigenous peoples affected by over 40 years of irresponsible oil activity?

Local Collaborations & Empowerment Through Our Permaculture Site

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


The groundbreaking documentary PASTAZA puts the spotlight on the reality of Amazonian indigenous peoples who are uniting to defend water, the land and life itself against Big Oil

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

On The Ground With Chaikuni’s Permaculture Team

A look back at the evolution of our Permaculture work in 2015

Welcoming Silvia del Aguila Reyna

Welcoming Silvia del Aguila Reyna, Agroforestry Expert & Our New Permaculture Coordinator

Growing A Forest Garden “Chakra” In The Peruvian Amazon

Since last year, we have been continuing to develop this 1 hectare forest clearing into a fully functioning Permaculture demonstration site. Our aim is to produce food, medicines and fuel from this site; experimenting with various methods, from polycultures to nutrient cycling, so that we can harvest the abundance.

Chaikuni Institute Center Progress

Our work in the Chaikuni Institute Center has progressed well over the last months, mainly focusing on water management for erosion control, soil building and also beautifying our communal ceremonial/workshop space...

Regenerating A Large Forest Clearing

We recently took ownership of a large piece of land (approx. 1 hectare) that 6 months earlier had been cleared of all its forest vegetation leaving a short piece of re-growth that was mainly sandy sub-soil which had been washed out of its topsoil...

The SEED Project Shipibo Ecosocial Entrepreneurship Diploma

What an exciting summer for the Chaikuni Institute, our sister organization Alianza Arkana and partners RECOVER & Terra Genesis International! For 17 days at the beginning of August our organisations came together to lead Chaikuni’s first Permaculture  training course: an innovative initiative teaching

Ecosocial Entrepreneurship for Regenerative Development in the Peruvian Amazon

Chaikuni Institute’s mission of regenerating the degraded rainforest landscape and creating resilient local economies will be achieved through reforestation of abandoned land and ecosocial community outreach initiatives in mestizo and indigenous villages. Our aim is to create a multifunctional agroforestry

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