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About The Pachamama Alliance

We empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

Generating a Critical Mass of Conscious Commitment

We believe that the solutions to the challenges we’re facing as a human family already exist. What we’re missing is the popular will to implement those solutions now.

To generate the critical mass of conscious commitment that can create a positive future, we deliver transformative experiences that:

  • Weave together indigenous and modern world views.
  • Connect human beings with their inherent dignity.
  • Reveal the magnificence and opportunity of this moment in human history.
  • Transform human relationships – with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.

Together, we can shift the human systems and structures that keep us separate, becoming each other’s strongest allies in ensuring a vibrant future.

Why We’re Here

Answering the Call of The Achuar

The Pachamama Alliance was created at the invitation of the Achuar, an indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest.

Learn more about our indigenous partners, The Achuar »

Having made their home in the rainforests of Ecuador and Peru for centuries, they have much wisdom to offer about living in harmony with the natural world and with one another.

In the 1990’s, facing oil development on their ancestral lands, Achuar elders decided to reach out to the modern world that was threatening their very existence.

They issued a call for allies who would work to “change the dream of the modern world” and transform the culture of overconsumption driving the destruction of the rainforest.

The Pachamama Alliance was created as an answer to their call.

Read our origin story to learn more about our roots in the Amazon »

What We Do

Engaging People in Transformational Conversations

We believe that to shift the trajectory of humankind toward a just, thriving, and sustainable future, we need to draw on the best of indigenous wisdom and modern knowledge to create a new way forward.

Our sister organization in Ecuador, Fundación Pachamama, partners directly with indigenous people of the western Amazon basin to defend their cultures and territories, which are a source of biological, medicinal, and spiritual wealth for all humanity.

This continued partnership is the inspiration for our flagship Awakening the Dreamer workshops and trainings, which offer transformative learning that empowers people everywhere to rise to the challenge of this moment in history, and of our Up to Us educational initiative that expands on the Awakening the Dreamer experience by moving people into deepened personal and planetary action to co-create a sustainable, fulfilling, and just world that works for all.

Our youth partner, Generation Waking Up, has adapted their own workshops and trainings for the next generation of leaders.

In addition, we also offer Pachamama Journeys to Ecuador. These unique trips give you a direct experience of Achuar culture, learning and applying ancient wisdom to your life from the rainforest and its spiritual warriors.