Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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.