The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that provide Indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American public.
Hundreds of artists, cooperatives, and their representatives sell traditional and contemporary crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories at the Bazaars.
In addition, the Bazaars offer a wide assortment of cultural performances and presentations, which include live music, Native American storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, films, as well as the chance to talk directly with guest artisans and community advocates.
The Cultural Survival Bazaar Program works to strengthen Indigenous cultures by providing a venue for the sale of art and crafts made by Indigenous artisans throughout the world. The sale of crafts perpetuates the artistic traditions which are culturally significant to many Indigenous communities, provides capital to Indigenous communities, and provides sustainable income to individual artisans and their families.
Since 2006, the Cultural Survival Bazaars have generated over 3 million dollars for Indigenous artisans, performers, fair trade, and other projects benefiting Native communities worldwide.
Cultural Survival strives to create a more direct link between the artisans and the consumers working to support the livelihoods of artisans and projects benefiting their communities. Cultural Survival partner with Native artisans, performers, cooperatives, and businesses dedicated to our fair trade principles. The Bazaars also provide educational and marketing opportunities for our Indigenous partners.
The Cultural Survival Bazaars increase global understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, cultures, and concerns. The events introduce over 40,000 people each year to Indigenous art, music, and culture, while giving visitors a chance to talk with Indigenous artists directly.
The Cultural Survival Bazaar Program goals work to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ articles 11, 20, and 31.
To see the dates and learn more go to bazaar.culturalsurvival.org.
Cultural Survival is not a disaster relief organization. We work towards a world in which the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected, protected, and fulfilled.
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