ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Frontier Indigenous network is a community based organization that champions for the rights of women and other marginalised groups from the indigenous community of Sakuye and pastoralist communities of Degodia, Ajuran Sharmoge, Sheykal in Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Moyale and Garissa districts of northern Kenya.
The organisation was formed by group of women from indigenous community of Sakuye and other Pastoralist communities in the region with view of preaching peace following series of inter-clan clashes that targeted the indigenous communities with aim of cleansing and driving them out of their cultural sites, sacred shrines and grazing area which had abundant pasture and water.
The women joined hand and convince other communities to stop attacking the indigenous communities. A peace deal was signed between the various communities in 2004-2005 and hence relative peace was achieved.
The women decided that they can use the same platform in addressing various problem affecting both indigenous and pastoralist communities in the remote north eastern region and they came up with idea of registering the network which brings women from various indigenous communities and those from pastoralist communities together.
FRONTIER INDIGENOUS NETWORK, mission is to enhance and maintain the capacity of indigenous peoples to protect their rights and participate in development through:• information sharing, dissemination and networking• work on issues affecting the indigenous and minority peoples• socio-economic empowerment• promotion of human rights• cultural and environmental conservation• gender mainstreaming• addressing HIV/AIDS and related health problems