Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine

 
 

Another Way of Envisioning the World

Luz María de la Torre Amaguana is an Otovalo Kichwa woman who, in her native Ecuador, is something of a rarity: an Indigenous academician whose research, writing, and teaching are informed by her unique perspective as an Indigenous woman.

Visitation Rites

For some of Embera People, ethnotourism offers a last economic lifeline.

Aftermath

The 2008 earthquake in China's Sichaun Province caused massive damage and held the world's attention for weeks. But little attention was paid to the region's Indigenous Peoples. Here is a look at how they are coping in the wake of the quake and their attempts to survive the recovery effort.

Under The Guns

In June 2009, the world was made dramatically aware of Amazonian Indigenous Peoples’ issues as police in Peru opened fire on peaceful Native demonstrators who had blocked roads. The roads were obstructed to protest President Alan García’s move to accommodate the U.S.

Eyes of the Forest

For the Indigenous Peoples living in the dense forests between the Rio Tapajós and the Rio Madeira in Brazil, the seeds of the plant known as guaraná are the cornerstone of their culture.

Culture Warriors

In the fall of 2009, the Katzen Gallery at the American University Museum in Washington featured an exhibit of Aboriginal art called Culture Warriors. This traveling exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Australia as part of the Australian Indigenous Art Triennial.

The Eyes of the Forest

For the Indigenous Peoples living in the dense forests between the RioTapajós and the Rio Madeira in Brazil, the seeds of the plant known as guaraná are the cornerstone of their culture. For centuries, tribes like the Sateré Mawé and the Guarani have selectively bred and carefully cultivated Paullinia cupania to produce the most potent seeds.

The Year in Review: A Message from the Executive Director

On March 6, 2009, the New York Times reported that two prominent Kenyan human rights activists, Oscar Kamau Kingara and John Paul Oulu, were shot and killed at close range while their car was blocked in heavy traffic in Nairobi.