Building Structures for Indigenous Advocacy
Of all the work Fundación Pachamama does, among the most fundamental and effective is supporting the formation and management of federations representing the indigenous nationalities of the Amazon basin.
Federations for indigenous nationalities provide a foundation for effective political, economic, and social advocacy by indigenous communities, consolidating the efforts of individual communities into a powerful force defending all of the living communities of the region.
Innovative Cross-border Alliances
Though the Amazon’s indigenous peoples have their own ancestral governance structures, the realities of defending their territories and cultures from development for extractive industry require strategic use of governance structures and protocols to ensure recognition of collective rights in modern legal and political systems.
Fundación Pachamama is a leading organization in the Amazon region specializing in supporting federations for indigenous nationalities whose ancestral territories span the modern borders of multiple nations.
They provide training for local, national, and regional federations to build their capacity and effectiveness, including:
- Accounting and budgeting
- Planning and management
- Intercultural education
- Alternative economic opportunities
- Public awareness of collective rights