Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine

Zoro Indians Prepare for War

Zoró Indians Prepare for War

The not-so-pacific Pacific

While the world warily watches the highly flammable Persian Gulf, another nuclear-age drama is being enacted in the far reaches of the Pacific. Ironically, the "Ocean of Peace" is being transformed into one of the most dangerous parts of the globe.

Orchid Island - Nuclear Waste and the Yami

Orchid Island's high peaks are densely forested and covered with the flower that gives it its name. The island is only 15 km². The Yami tribe, less than 3,000 in number, live on Orchid Island, harvesting sweet potatoes and taro, raising pigs and goats and fishing the waters of the Pacific.

Modernity as a Vision of Conquest: Development and Culture in India

Despite its image as a culturally diverse land, contemporary India is in fact a nation-state in conflict with its own people. It is engaged in a process of development that, far from enriching the lives of its myriad indigenous cultures, threatens them with disruption, domination and destruction.

Hydro-Quebec and Native People

Recent news stories about New England states buying "cheap" Quebec power did not mention the real costs to northern Quebec's native peoples, its unique wilderness or its free-ranging wildlife. Vermont's governor Madeleine Kunin is right to be concerned about the effect any new power deals will have on the state's environment.

Canada - The Lubicon Lake Cree

The Lubicon Lake Cree are boycotting the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. They have also instituted a boycott of the major accompanying cultural event at the Glenbow Museum. The exhibit, first titled "Forget Not My Land," now titled "The Spirits Sing," is sponsored by Shell Oil Company, one of the oil companies allowed by the government of Alberta to drill on the Lubicons' land.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Left-Wing Revolution, Right-Wing Reaction and the Destruction of Indigenous People

[To get a] picture of the Meo's situation in Laos, [there must be] discussion of the US Program to organize them to fight for the United States, trapping them like desperate dogs and throwing away the leash when they lost their usefulness.

A Guatemalan Town 10 Years Later

The history of anthropology in Guatemala is replete with village and town case studies that too often have been applied to all Guatemalans, both Indians and peasants.

"Those Who Die for Life Cannot Be Called Dead"

"Before the military give up power, we want the world to know that they are murderers. I think the moment will come when everything will be known." - a GAM leader The New York Times, 4 December 1985