The Matsés Indigenous Leadership Initiative: Protecting Ancestral Territories Though Empowerment and Technical Training

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Weakened by lack of internal social cohesion, limited education coupled to a lack of understanding of national laws, indigenous peoples in remote areas of the Amazon often struggle to organize an effective response against external threats. The Matsés and Acaté have laid the foundation for our next major collaboration, the Matsés Indigenous Leadership Initiative. In this initiative of vital importance, the Matsés will receive capacitation and technical training in three core domains critical to their survival and success in their interactions with the outside world.

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Geographic Region: 
  • South America
  • Peru