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Alianza Ceibo / The Ceibo Alliance

Lago Agrio, Ecuador
Joined February 2019

An indigenous-led Ecuadorian non-profit working towards the defense of indigenous territory, cultural survival, and the building of viable solutions-based alternatives to rainforest destruction.



Presence in: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Ceibo Alliance (Ceibo) is an indigenous-led Ecuadorian non-profit organization comprised of members of the Kofan, Siona, Secoya and Waorani peoples, who, in partnership with Amazon Frontlines, is creating a model of indigenous resistance and international solidarity rooted in the defense of indigenous territory, cultural survival, and the building of viable solutions-based alternatives to rainforest destruction.

Ceibo is the first alliance of its kind in the region. Formed by members of the very communities it serves, the Ceibo Alliance is in an ideal position to address their needs through projects designed, developed and managed by the indigenous communities themselves.

 

We are creating spaces for leaders and youth from these indigenous nations to construct together a shared understanding of the threats facing their communities, the causes of these threats, and to build collective knowledge around how to create legal and advocacy strategies that directly address the unique challenges faced by each community. Our legal team then accompanies the Indigenous Rights Defenders and their communities in actions to defend and to recover their ancestral rainforest territories.

People Associated With This Organization

Hernan Payaguaje

Ecuador  
Alianza Ceibo / The Ceibo Alliance
Joined February 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
Hernan Payaguaje, from the Siekopai community of San Pablo on the Aguarico River, comes from a long lineage of healers. One of the first of his people to attend university, he is a founding member and Executive Director of the pan-tribal frontline Indigenous group, the Ceibo Alliance, fighting to prevent the ravages of extractive industries in the Amazon and for Indigenous people’s land rights and cultural survival.
Hernan Payaguaje is the network champion (main point of contact) for Alianza Ceibo / The Ceibo Alliance.

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