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Hernan Payaguaje

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.