A large group of Guarani Indians in Brazil is being held prisoner by gunmen hired by ranchers. The gunmen have cut off the Indians’ access to food, water and health care since they surrounded their communit...Views: 1287
A report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that at least thirty-four Colombian tribes face extinction due to continuing violence on their lands. The re...Views: 1806
The Bushmen of Botswana have lodged an appeal against a High Court decision that denied them access to water on their ancestral lands. In July, Justice Walia dismissed the Bushmen’s application for permi...Views: 1118
A tribe in India has won a stunning victory over one of the world’s biggest mining companies. In an extraordinary move, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blocked Vedanta Resources’ ...Views: 975
Plans by Vedanta Resources to mine on Dongria Kondh land in eastern India ‘threaten the survival’ of the tribe, according to an official government investigation whose report has just been released. ...Views: 1051
The two Dongria Kondh tribesmen abducted by gunmen on Monday have both been released. Sena Sikaka was dumped at the side of the road on Tuesday evening, while Lodu Sikaka was released yesterday. Lodu and Sena ...Views: 1469
Hundreds of Brazilian Indians from across the country are gathering to highlight the killing of their leaders, the theft of their land for industrial projects, and other threats to their survival. Around 800 I...Views: 1089
Two leaders of an Indian tribe’s resistance to a controversial mine have been abducted and are now missing, according to local reports. Lodu (Lado) Sikaka and Sena Sikaka, twoDongria Kondh men from Odish...Views: 1086
To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People,Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal people of a massive boom in dam-building for hydropower. Drawing on examples fr...Views: 1136
Maude Barlow, former UN advisor on water, ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize winner and founder of the Blue Planet Project, has condemned the Botswana government’s failure to allow Bushmento access water. ...Views: 1137
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Survival is an international human rights organization, helping tribal peoples around the world defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
We work for tribal peoples’ rights in three complementary ways: education, advocacy and campaigns. We also offer tribal people themselves a platform to address the world. We work closely with local indigenous organizations, and focus on tribal peoples who have the most to lose, usually those most recently in contact with the outside world.
We believe that public opinion is the most effective force for change. Its power will make it harder, and eventually impossible, for governments and companies to oppress tribal peoples.