Advocacy Organizations & Information Resources
The inclusion of organizations and websites here does not imply any formal endorsement of these groups nor of the political perspectives or positions that they advocate. To suggest changes or additions, write to the SALSA webmaster.
Cultural Survival is a U.S.-based NGO dedicated to protecting the human rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities around the world. Their website includes a comprehensive list of indigenous organizations, with links, as well as current information and links to documents and resources related to their institutional mission.
Lowland South Americanist European Network (LOSAN)
An interdisciplinary network for European-based scholars working in Lowland South America, with a listserv providing information about talks, announcements, events, workshops and conferences taking place within Europe.
Coordenadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA)
Associação Brasileira de Antropología
The website of the Brazilian Anthropology Association contains information about the ABA, its conferences and other organized events, links, photographs, a list of books, videos, and CDs published by the ABA, and content of interest to Braziliana and Brazilianist anthropologists.
Instituto Socio-Ambiental (ISA)
A Brazilian NGO that defends social, cultural, and environmental rights of Brazilian peoples. This website is a rich source of information not only on their current projects, but on issues related to indigenous peoples, environmental protection, and other issues. ISA publishes books that are sold through their website, and provides a list of organizations working on behalf of indigenous people.
Museu do Índio, Rio de Janeiro
A major research institution focused on indigenous peoples of Brazil. The website includes information on the museum’s events and exhibits, its research projects, its library, and current events related to indigenous peoples of Brazil.
Museu Nacional, UFRJ
Associated with the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, the Museu Nacional is both a research and a teaching institution, with a large anthropology collection, as well as a graduate program in social anthropology. The website contains links to the graduate program, exhibits, the library, and the museum’s ongoing research projects and publications.
Núcleo Transformações Indígenas
NUTI is a resarch project associated with the UFRJ anthropology department, bringing together anthropologists from various institutions, to study processes of transformation in indigenous Brazilian communities. The website includes information on NUTI’s projects, publications, and events, as well as a links page and several documents of interest to students of indigenous South America.
Federation des Organisations Amerindiennes de Guyane
Permanent Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Peru (COPPIP)
(With list of indigenous organizations in Peruvian Amazonia)
Consejo Nacional Indio de Venezuela (CONIVE)