The word "Shinai" means to remember, think about and love in the Nahua language. The organisation Shinai was formed in 2003 to defend the territories and rights of indigenous peoples living in the Peruvian Amazon.
Every indigenous people we work with has their own language, customs, beliefs and history and they each face different challenges and threats.
Shinai is a non profit organisation and relies on international funding organisations, and personal donations to carry out its work.
Indigenous territories and the resources contained upon and within them are essential to the lives, cultures, histories, health, and social reproduction of indigenous peoples.