Yasmin Goodman, report on the Pachamama Alliance.
The hope of the Pachamama Alliance is to work with the local tribes to preserve their culture and the environment against the inroads of outside sources, in particular oil exploration companies. The mission of the alliance is “to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.”
The alliance strives to educate the indigenous people so that they may control the tools that they need to protect themselves and their lands and culture.
Yasmin also reported on a project entitled the “Jungle mama’s program”, an attempt to help the local women learn about safe birthing practices.
Yasmin testified that her trip to the Ecuadorian Andean highlands was indeed a life-changing experience for her.