Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Amazon Oil

Amazon oil auctionI returned to Kapawi Ecolodge last July. Initially I headquartered at the lodge. The manager, Andrés, arranged meetings to discuss the book status and conduct additional research.  While there I presented copies of my book  The Achuar of the Pastaza River to Achuar leaders and a copy of the cover photo to Alfredo Palora. When I was doing research in Kusutkau he allowed me to photograph his family and is on the book cover. I traveled upstream to Sharamentsa where many tribal leaders gathered for a day long Achuar association meeting focussing on the crisis the Achuar are facing with impending oil development in the Amazon.

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