The Instituto Fronteiras is a non-profit organisation that works directly with indigenous and traditional communities in the Amazon’s Juruá Basin. Fronteiras mission is to build shared and collective solutions to tackle local socioenvironmental problems. Our initiative is grounded on the ethical principle of commitment to these communities’ autonomy to identify and tackle the challenges surrounding their power to self-determination.
In all our projects we focus on building partnerships with the communities offering technical and non-technical support to the achievement of their own goals related to overcoming cultural, social and economic barriers to foster a sustainable and resilient way of living, usually already embedded within their cultural identities.
Instituto Fronteiras works in partnership with the Ashaninka, Puyanawa, Katukina and Shanenawa indigenous tribes, as well as river side communities from the Extractive Reserve of Riozinho da Liberdade and the Jurua Fishers’ Association.