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Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai

Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai is President of the governing board for the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance, a coalition of 30 Indigenous nations in Ecuador and Peru. It aims to protect 35 million hectares of tropical rainforests by establishing a protected region that is off-limits to industrial-scale resource extraction under Indigenous peoples’ stewardship. It advocates a new economic model that prioritises the well-being of Indigenous communities, as well as the ecological integrity of the whole bioregion. Domingo is an Achuar leader from Ecuador with a 30-year history of serving the Indigenous movement.

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Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance (Cuencas Sagradas Amazonicas)
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Ecuador
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Latin America, ASEAN

Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance (Cuencas Sagradas Amazonicas)

The Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative is building a shared vision among indigenous peoples, NGOs, the philanthropic community, social entrepreneurs and governments towards establishing a bi-national protected region – off-limits to industrial scale resource extraction, and governed in accordance with traditional indigenous principles of cooperation and harmony that foster a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship. The Initiative is led by Amazonian indigenous federations CONFENIAE (Ecuador), AIDESEP (Peru), ORPIO, and COICA, in partnership with Pachamama Alliance, and Fundación Pachamama.

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