Traditional Knowledge

Since 1998 ACCESO Indígena has worked to promote traditional justice.  Throughout the Andes we have studied and developed the problem-solving mechanisms of indigenous peoples, creating training programs for the administrators of the community justice programs, training judges and other operators in the legal sector.


We have worked with the Government of Bolivia’s TV Congreso (a part of the Vice-Presidency of Bolivia), launched a website that offers educational opportunities throughout the Andean region, and developed interactive programming, public education materials and  a public service announcement for REPAC, the President’s Representative to the Constituent Assembly negotiations, which produced the New Political Constitution of the State of Bolivia.  We have worked with the Chilean Public Defenders Office on indigenous-centric justice services in the Araucanía region.  


In recent years, ACCESO has turned its attention to Traditional Knowledge, working with foundations, tribes, community leaders and elders, policing and justice officals to promote better understanding and protection of their intellectual property rights.  This is a recent video about our first steps towards better promoting Traditional Knowledge.  


We are now developing a television series about Traditional Knowledge with its firts chapter the Mapuche Medicine ready and the Taiwan chapter on its way. More here.




International Workshop for Public Policies on Indigenous Medicine