1.2: Indigenous Rights Radio/Cultural Survival

Indigenous Rights Radio

Cultural Survival

Indigenous Rights Radio is a media outreach initiative created by the organization Cultural Survival. Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples rights and self-determination. The premise of Indigenous Rights Radio is to use community radio to inform indigenous communities around the globe of their rights. While the majority of the programming is in English and Spanish, the site has produced programming in 24 languages and has been broadcast over 1079 community radio stations. Most of the radio programming seems to be in the form of very short public service announcements created to inform and educate indigenous peoples on an array of topics including land rights, language rights, education rights, and rights to self-determination. The Resources section of the web page includes useful toolkits to assist local educators teach indigenous peoples about their specific rights. Examples of toolkits include “Protecting Your Community Against Mining Companies and Other Extractive Industries: A Guide for Community Organizers” and “Frequently Asked Questions About the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.

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