Survival International

Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. Survival is the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world and helps them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. Tribal peoples have developed ways of life that are largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse. Even so, tribal peoples are portrayed as backward and primitive simply because their communal ways are different. Industrialized societies subject them to genocidal violence, slavery and racism so they can steal their lands, resources and labor in the name of ‘progress’ and ‘civilization’. Survival International works in partnership with tribal peoples and give them a platform to speak to the world. Survival educates, researches, campaigns, lobbies and protests, and it won’t give up until we all have a world where tribal peoples are respected as contemporary societies and their human rights protected.

A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Survival International's programs in Brazil and India.

A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the investigation and research needed for Survival International's "Last of the Kawahiva" campaign and contributed to the creation of press releases, galleries, and films.

A 2014 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Survival International’s Guarani campaign to increase media outreach, advocacy efforts, and to fund field work in the region to end the human rights’ abuses and protect the Guarani’s land.

Grants from the Cultures of Resistance Network in 2012 and 2013 went to support Survival International's campaign for the Awá tribe of Brazil.




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