Advice to autonomy

Noke Koi People – Varinawa Sociocultural Association

We operate in the institutional construction of the Noke Koi / Varinawa Sociocultural Association and provide advice for its management. We worked closely with the community to build the project of a new space within the forest for their sacred rituals and other events. More recently, we collaborated with FUNAI and the Indian Museum on a project to strengthen traditional ceramic handicrafts, seeds and paintings.

Ashaninka People – Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute Project

Support for the institutionalization of the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute under the leadership of leader Ashaninka Benki Pyãko. In this effort, we collaborated with the land regularization process of the acquired lands, with the construction of the necessary documents for the registration of its legal personality, for the organization of the Ayahuasca Indigenous Conferences, in the organization of negotiated mediation fronts of possessory conflicts, among other actions.

Puyanawa People – The reconstruction of their identity

We work closely with the Puyavakevu community on action fronts aimed at rescuing and strengthening their cultural roots, in particular in the preparation and monitoring of revitalization projects for meeting and lodging spaces.

Shanenawa People – Shanekaya Village

We proudly contribute to Shanekaya Village, which is led by committed and inspiring women, advising on some of their projects. In a world lacking women and indigenous leadership, we believe that their initiatives can contribute in a transformative and effective way to the necessary changes that we need to make in the interest of this and future generations.

Learning to autonomy

Voices of Freedom

We work with the communities of the Riozinho da Liberdade Extractive Reserve: Morro da Pedra, Cavanhaque, Santa Rita and Pouso Alegre, to help them build a book that records their stories from the perspective of the residents themselves. In this community, we also work on diagnosing community access to Social Security and Health services.

Juruá Network

In this initiative, starting from a field diagnosis on the social and environmental problems of the Várzea community, in Cruzeiro do Sul, we started mobilizing the riverside fishing community to participate in the Amazon Citizen Science international network (, enabling them for the use of the Ictio application to collect and systematize information about fishing activity in the region. The objective of this initiative is to enable the community and the Acre Fishermen’s Federation to monitor the migratory flow of fish species and to manage fishery resources by compiling this information into a single, open database, with the participation of diverse communities and institutions across the Amazon in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia.


Within its institutional culture, Fronteiras has as one of its basic principles the exchange among the members of its networks. We make different kinds of exchanges every day, mediating what we want and directing our work efforts and other scarce resources. By establishing processes where exchanges are possible and generate mutual gain, we foster volunteer work, professional partnerships, earning opportunities and support for collective initiatives. We say in this way that we create spaces in which we “share” learning and knowledge that involve, among other experiences:

– Conflict Mediation and Organizational Development Course

– Empirical Research Workshop on Law

– Ethnographic methods workshop

Socioenvironmental conflicts
Based on the relationship developed with the Ashaninka, Noke Koi, Puyanawa and Shanenawa peoples, and in partnership with FUNAI and the Federal University of Acre, Borders actively contributes to mediated conflict negotiation processes, as well as develops the collection and the systematization of available public information on legal cases involving these communities for the purpose of supporting indigenous education, education, research and extension processes.