By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Why I support Cultural Survival ~ @CSORG
Lesley J. Kabotie
(Crow), Cultural Survival Board Member
"There are very few
organizations who really provide access to that meaningful partnership
with Indigenous Peoples in a way that raises up the values and the
integrity of the Indigenous people who are struggling to be heard...And
Cultural Survival partners with Indigenous peoples in a way that honors
that..."--Leslie Kabotie (Crow), Cultural Survival Board Member
In 2014, thanks
to your support,through
our advocacy and partnerships with Indigenous communities around the
world, we took steps towards making the rights in the UN Declaration on
the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a reality.
Our Community Media Program provides
important social, political, and cultural programming to over 1.1 million listeners
in 15 different languages in Guatemala, and develops critically
needed programming with our network of community radio stations also
in El Salvador and Belize. These stations also learn how to
improve their operations through a series of training workshops and
Our Advocacy Program brings international
attention to places where governments and corporations have violated
these rights. The recent campaigns actively support the Guarani community in
Argentina in demanding that Harvard University be a responsible
investor and protect the Ibera wetlands; and the communities of Narasha, Kenya to
demand that the World Bank compensate the Maasai for displacement
for a geothermal energy plant; and Quechua communities in
Nuevo Andoas, Peru to demand clean up of toxic petroleum waste on
their lands by their government.
Our Indigenous Rights Radio
Program promotes the rights guaranteed by the
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. So far, our
radio programs have been distributed free of charge to more
radio stations in 60 countries, reaching an estimated 10 million
is the work of Cultural Survival. And we couldn't do it without
you. We have raised $18,065 so far towards our $50,000 year
end goal! Thank you!
Please make a gift today to support our efforts to
strengthen the rights of Indigenous Peoples to protect their lands,
cultures and languages, all around the world.
With Gratitude and Wishes of Peace this
Suzanne Benally (Navajo and Santa Clara
Cultural Survival advocates for
Indigenous Peoples rights and supports Indigenous communities'
self-determination, cultures and political resilience, since 1972.
We envision a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples
inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in
lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted
in self-determination and self-governance.