Advocacy Organizations & Information Resources

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.


Abya Yala Publications

Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)

Amazon Watch

Climate Alliance / Alianza del Clima

Cultural Survival
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.

Endangered Languages Project

Forest Peoples Programme

Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Change Portal

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

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.

Nordic Agency for Development and Ecology (NORDECO)

Rainforest Foundation

Survival International

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

World Rainforest Movement

Pan-South America:
Coordenadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA)

Forum Amazônia Sustentável

Confederación de Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia (CIDOB)

Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia(CSUTCB)

Consejo Nacional de Ayllus y Markas del Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ)


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.

Associação Brasileira de Organizações não Governamentais (ABONG)

Comissão Pro-Índio de São Paulo (CPI-SP)

Comunidades de Quilombolas do Vale do Ribeira

Conselho Indígena de Roraima (CIR)

Conselho Indigenista Missionário (CIMI)

Coordenação das Organizações Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira (COIAB)

Coordenadoria das Associações Baniwa e Coripaco

Federação das Organizações Indígenas do Rio Negro (FOIRN)

Fundação Nacional do Índio (FUNAI – Brazilian government agency)

Hutukara: Associação Yanomami

International Rivers / Amazon Program

Kanindé: Associação de Defesa Etnoambiental

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)

Museu Goeldi

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.

Pro-Yanomami Commission (CCPY)

Rede de Cooperação Alternativa

Xingu Vivo para Sempre

Council of All the Mapuche Lands (CTLTM)

International Rivers / Patagonia Sin Represas Program

Mapuche International Link

Nehuen-Mapu Mapuche Association

Organización de los Pueblos Indigenas de la Amazonia Colombiana (OPIAC: Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon)

National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC)

Movement of Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (AICO)

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazonia (CONFENIAE)

Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE)

Confederation of Peoples of Kichua National of Ecuador (ECUARUNARI)

National Confederation of Campesino, Indigenous, and Black Organizations (FENOCIN)

Ecuadorian Federation of Evangelical Indigenous (FEINE)

Instituto Científico de Culturas Indígenas (ICCI)

French Guyana:
Federation des Organisations Amerindiennes de Guyane

Amerindian People’s Association of Guyana (APA)

Federation of Amerindian Organizations of Guyana (FOAG)

Monitoreo Ambiental de la Cuenca del Río Pilcomayo

Pro Comunidades Indígenas

Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)

Permanent Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Peru (COPPIP)
(With list of indigenous organizations in Peruvian Amazonia)

Native Federation of Madre de Dios River and Streams (FENAMAD)

Organization Van Inheemsen in Suriname (OISUR)

Consejo Nacional Indio de Venezuela (CONIVE)