No tribal people, no nature, no future!

2016-Sep-6   ::   (0 comments)

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No indigenous people, no nature, no future! Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights. They are the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. They help 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. Many of the world’s staple crops and drugs used in Western medicine originate with them, and have saved millions of lives. 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’.

The work of Survival International is preventing the annihilation of tribal peoples. They give them a platform to speak to the world. They investigate atrocities and present evidence to the United Nations and other international forums. They support legal representation. They fund medical and self-help projects. They educate, research, campaign, lobby and protest. And they won’t give up until they all have a world where tribal peoples are respected and their human rights protected.

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