Monday, December 22, 2014

Why I support Cultural Survival ~ @CSORG

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Advancing Indigenous Peoples' Rights
 and Cultures Worldwide

Lesley J. Kabotie (Crow), Cultural Survival Board Member
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

Dear Friend,

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 exchanges.
  • 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 than 1000 radio stations in 60 countries, reaching an estimated 10 million listeners!

This 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 Holiday Season, give now
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Suzanne Benally (Navajo and Santa Clara Tewa)
Executive Director

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.
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