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March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
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SC has not published its 990 IRS forms for several years, nor any annual reports in some time. So it is impossible to get much idea of what they are spending. They seem to be involved in a program involving the revitalization of American Indian languages, including one that has been "dead" for over two hundred years. They also seem to count their bazaar fundraising simultaneously as a program activity as well as fundraising. The rationale is that it provides a market for indigenous craftsmen. To some extent this seems to be true, but the goods sold at the bazaar have in recent years become less interesting and more commercialized.

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March 7, 2011

I have donated to several nonprofits, and I must say that Cultural Survival [CS] is one I will continue to give to, even when resources are tight. CS is the only nonprofit that has personally reached out to me after I made a donation, and sought to established a personal relationship. Also, I have found ways to contribute to CS apart from being a donor. This past summer (2010), CS supported me in applying for grant funding from the University of Iowa's Center for Human Rights to spend three months in Guatemala working with several Mayan community-based radio stations. I taught playwriting workshops to radio staff and volunteers, with the goal of supporting the two radio stations in writing original plays in Mam and Tz'utujil about local concerns and fading oral traditions. The work was a true partnership, for we were joining out respective areas of expertise (playwriting and dramatic structure on my part, and radio production and cultural knowledge on theirs -- I know almost nothing about radio production). As a donor, it was particularly gratifying to see how my financial contribution has a concrete and immediate effect in the field.

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the personal response and attention I've received from the staff, and how CS welcomed me as a volunteer/collaborator on one of their central projects.

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give them much more funding so that they can be even more effective and far-reaching in their work.

March 2, 2011

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March 2, 2011

Cultural Survival has done so much not only for us as artists, but for the Indigenous peoples of the world. As Native Americans, we have seen so many organizations who say that they are helping Native people, but Cultural Survival actually does it! They have been instrumental in finding ways to save Native languages from obscurity, and they LISTEN to what areas Native people want assistance.
The most public face of Cultural Survival is their wonderful bazaars. These multicultural celebrations not only give us a great venue to sell our artwork, but they also create an environment where the public gets to meet artisans from around the globe, ask questions about our culture and see first hand the different styles of art created by indigenous people .
Gifts purchased from the bazaars come from hands and hearts instead of from malls and catalogs.”

Leonard and Amalia Four Hawks

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seeing the Native Language program launch and have incredible success. To Native people, their language is the root of their culture, and by helping restore and record some of the languages that were in danger of dissapearing, Cultural Survival has assured the continuation of tribal traditions for a number of Native American nations

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find more ways to let the general public know about Cultural Survival's mission and successes.

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