There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but protect over 80% of the world’s biodiversity. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

The inheritors and practitioners of these unique cultures represent a continuum of intellect and creativity throughout history. These are distinct from dominant societies and they have a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things. This is often manifested through ceremony and storytelling with an emphasis on community, cooperation and a responsibility to protect the environment.

Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have been repeatedly violated.

It’s time we stand united!

What We Do

As an ally of indigenous peoples, our objective is to show the importance of cultural diversity and keeping our connection to the natural world intact. We act as a bridge between two worlds, highlighting the many challenges indigenous peoples face and how we can support them

This comes in many forms from projects promoting self-determination, events to raise awareness/funds, our Sinchi Fund which provides grants to indigenous photographers/ filmmakers, the global Sinchi Awards recognizing the best indigenous artists around the world, our international network connecting different organizations to sharing stories and educating our community.

Free West Papua Campaign

Working with Environmental, Indigenous Rights in Netherlands

Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation

Working with Indigenous Healing, Indigenous Medicine in Australia. Interested in Creating awareness, Creative Collaborations

Amazon Frontlines

Working with Indigenous Rights in South America. Interested in Creative Collaboration, Translators, Volunteers

NOOR Images & Foundation

Working with Media, Non-profit organisation, Photography in Netherlands. Interested in Creative Collaboration, Media content (provided)

Mabikas Foundation

Working with Indigenous Art, Indigenous Rights in Phillipines. Interested in Creative Collaboration

Cultural Survival

Working with Indigenous Rights in Global. Interested in Creative Collaboration

Indigenous Education Foundation Of Tanzania

Working with Non-profit organisation in Tanzania. Interested in Funding (requested), Publicity and speaking opportunities, Volunteers

Netherlands Association for North American Indians

in Netherlands. Interested in Creating awareness, Creative Collaboration, Funding

We Matter Campaign

Working with Indigenous Rights in Canada

Wadeken Wasjibon Maria

Working with Documentary, Indigenous Rights, Research in Surinam. Interested in Creative Collaboration

Voices of Amerikua

Working with Documentary, Media, Photography in Latin- America. Interested in Creative Collaboration

Ruigoord

Working with Festival, Film, Gallery, Music in Netherlands. Interested in Creative Collaboration

Heroes & Friends

Working with Crowdsourcing in Global. Interested in Creative Collaboration, Raising Funds

Jaguar Siembra

Working with Indigenous Projects in Colombia. Interested in Creating awareness, Creative Collaboration

The Land Portal

Working with Environmental, Indigenous Rights, Land Rights, Research in Worldwide. Interested in Knowledge Sharing

Rebecca Hossack Art Galleries

Working with Art Gallery in Global. Interested in Community Projects, Media Exposure, Venues for screenings/ events

The Sinchi Network

We believe mutual understanding and cooperation can only be reached through the exchange of ideas and sharing of resources. Our aspiration is to connect communities with organisations, creatives, press and venues who support indigenous causes.

Explore the Network

“Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations”

UN’s declaration on cultural diversity

Sinchi Indigenous Artist Awards

Entry opens November 1st 2019

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