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With the publication of this issue, the Cultural Survival Newsletter will become the Cultural Survival Quarterly. The name change reflects the expansion of the format as well as our attempt to provide more in-depth analysis about situations critical to the survival of specific tribal societies or ethnic minorities throughout the world.

CS depends on our readers to provide us with articles, suggestions for articles, or criticism. Each Quarterly will focus on a general topic of global import as well as issues relevant to specific minorities.

Articles are written for mixed audiences. The pieces are intended to provide background information on issues and serve as references for the media and academics. Stories are intended to inform indigenous people and the public of current and future problems that confront these groups. Articles are also presented for the purpose of influencing public policy. Indigenous peoples have used articles has evidence in their negotiations with corporations and governments. For this reason, the articles often contain more detail, or assume more knowledge, than is perhaps necessary for any sector of CSQ's audience. However, as long as CS is limited to one regular publication, I can see no way to avoid this particular problem. I hope our readers will understand the need for this approach.

I invite individuals or organizations to contribute articles (of less than ten pages) for publication in the Quarterly. In addition to articles that fall within the stated interests of the organization, the next four Quarterlies will focus on the following topics as they relate to tribal societies and ethnic minorities.


Deforestation 1 April 1982

Tourism 1 August 1982

The Sale of Primitive Art 1 October 1982

Satellite and Mass 1 January 1983 Communications

Longer papers or collections of essays can be submitted for publication as Occasional Papers or Special Reports.

Article copyright Cultural Survival, Inc.