Dongria Kondh – Royal descendants of the mountain God

‘We are born of this earth, and this earth is ours. Niyamgiri belongs to us.’— Laksa Majhi Royal descendants of the mountain God The Niyamgiri hill range in Odisha state, eastern India, is home to the Dongria Kondh tribe. Niyamgiri is an area of densely forested hills, deep gorges and cascading streams. To be a […]

Bonus Read: Hateful Things Exhibit, Bad Food, Progress SAGINAW, MI — A collection of racist memorabilia and objects depicting caricatures of black people will be displayed at a Saginaw museum in February, called Black History Month. “Hateful Things,” a 39-piece traveling exhibit from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, is coming to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County […]

‘Lost’ report over Brazilian tribal genocide resurfaces after 40 years

  By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Figueiredo report reveals alleged crimes against indigenous tribes from 1940s to 1980s and sheds light on current land policy A “lost” report into genocide, torture, rape and enslavement of indigenous tribes during Brazil’s military dictatorship has been rediscovered, raising fresh questions about whether the government […]

tribal olympians

Mongolians define themselves as the people of five animals: horses, sheep, goats, camel and cattle. Horses are prized above all others – one horse is traditionally worth ten goats – and are still an integral part of daily nomadic life. The national drink, airag, is made from fermented mares’ milk; strands of horse-hair are used as ties […]

can you write a letter?

We help tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. Welcome to Survival. Survival supporters are often the only thing that stands between tribal peoples and those who wish to take their lands and resources, and so destroy them. Your help is vital to ensure the survival of tribal peoples […]

we learn with the great spirits Caption: I am shaman of the rainforest and I work with the forces of nature, not with the forces of money or weapons, says Davi. Our wisdom is different. Our knowledge is a different knowledge. It is the wisdom of our shamanic spirits, of the Earth, which is very important for the survival of […]