After an incredible year of hard work and deep impact, I am excited to share with you Cultural Survival’s 2022 Annual Report!
Since its inception in 1972, Cultural Survival has supported thousands of Indigenous communities through joint advocacy campaigns, capacity building, youth fellowships, research, direct grants, publications, and more.
In 2022, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and Cultural Survival accomplished more than even we thought possible as we continued to support grassroots Indigenous solutions to protect, respect, and fulfill the rights of Indigenous Peoples. During the first year of implementation of our 2022-2026 Strategic Framework, we honed in on the four prongs of our strategy: Advocacy, Capacity Building, Grantmaking, and Communications, along with our primary themes, Land and Livelihoods, Cultures and Languages, Climate Change Solutions, Indigenous Community Media, and the cross-cutting theme of Women and Youth. We have built our organizational capacity by making seven new staff hires during the year, filling in operational gaps, and broadening our reach.
This report highlights the various levels of impact Cultural Survival is making around the globe and exemplifies our commitment to creating 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.
Thanks to our funders and supporters like you, in 2022 we accomplished the following:
- Funded 24 community media projects in 16 countries through the Indigenous Community Media Fund.
- Supported 66 community projects in 20 countries through the Keepers of the Earth Fund.
- Supported 27 Youth Fellows.
- Trained 14 Indigenous women land defenders in digital activism through 16 workshops.
- Released 431+ radio programs in 16 Indigenous languages through our Indigenous Rights Radio Program.
- Supported 2 Indigenous Writers in Residence.
- Submitted 8 reports to UN Treaty Bodies on human rights issues.
- Launched the Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Green Economy (SIRGE) Coalition.
We are extremely thankful for both our new supporters and long-time donor partners and their ongoing dedication and commitment to upholding Indigenous rights. It is through your financial support and generous donations that make this work possible.
June 1st was our organizational Annual Giving Day. We’ve extended our deadline to raise $51,000 in celebration of our 51 years of service. We’re more than halfway there, but just 10 days from our deadline. We need you to chip in to help us meet our goal! Donate generously to help us continue this crucial work. Thank you!
In solidarity and gratitude,
Galina Angarova (Buryat)