Organisation of the Juruá River Indigenous Peoples

Organização dos Povos Indígenas do Rio Juruá
Abbreviation 
OPIRJ
Actor Type 
Community

The Organisation of the Juruá River Indigenous Peoples (OPIRJ) was founded in 1999. It operates in five municipalities in the state of Acre and involves 11 indigenous peoples. The objectives of OPIRJ are to defend the rights and interests of the indigenous peoples; secure the demarcation of indigenous lands; guide indigenous organisation; fight for the autonomy and freedom of the Juruá River’s indigenous peoples; ensure their autonomy in relation to employers and religious groups; defend the environment; relate with other organisations and strengthen alliances; require all indigenous rights from public agencies and implement programs to improve living conditions in the region.