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August 09th, 2019

Survival International protects the indigenous people of the world

type: Donation, NGO, Volunteering
by: Yair Oded

Across the globe, indigenous populations face increasing risks to their independence and well-being. Facing harsh racism, encroachment and degradation of their lands by mining companies and corporations, mounting violent attacks, and the ravages of climate change - indigenous peoples’ fight for survival has never been more acute. 

Survival International is a non -for-profit organization working to protect the lives and lands of indigenous populations across the world - from India to Congo to the Amazon. 

Survival International work closely with tribe members in order to empower them and amplify their voices. They wish to ensure that indigenous tribes have a say in shaping their own future and that they can maintain a sustainable and independent lifestyle, rather than indefinitely depend on the good will of others. 

Since its foundation in 1969, Survival International has secured over 200 victories.

They lobby governments and advocate on behalf indigenous peoples’ right to their land, livelihood, and safety, work to stop mining, logging, and oil companies from encroaching on and destroying their lands, and diligently document the crimes and human rights violations committed against indigenous tribes, while taking concrete actions to stop them. 

As we mention The Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we must reflect on the ongoing struggles of tribes across the globe against forces of greed, violence, and ultimately, nature. 

Their fight for self-determination and safety in the face of mining corporations and the climate crisis mirrors the predicament we all face as humans. 

Please visit Survival International’s website to learn about their petitions and volunteer opportunity. They also seek support in fundraising, and welcome donations

Image credit: Survival International