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Organization Partners

Native Planet actively seeks alliances with like-minded organizations in order to bring the best possible assistance to global ethnic and minority groups. Each NGO has a different field of expertise and together, we are able to make a greater impact. Organizations interested in collaboration can contact us directly. Native Planet is pleased to endorse our partners:

Nitigat Vikas Sansthan
This Indian NGO was established by a small group of volunteers working in remote desert villages then formally registered in 2002. Nitigat promotes the self-sustainability of ethnic and minority groups through education and aid. Their projects include digging wells, building and staffing schools, fair trade promotion for village artisans and the creation of new jobs in remote areas. View Native Planet's cultural documentaries featuring several of the dozen Rajasthani ethnic groups we are helping together.

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Yayasan Citra Mandiri
Citra Mandiri, an NGO founded and managed by Mentawai, strives to improve Mentawai life and to give them a voice in the world. Active in projects from land protection, nature conservation and education to protection of Mentawai human rights, they also publish the only periodical with articles in both Mentawai and Indonesian. Native Planet and Citra Mandiri joined forces to increase public awareness and develop cultural ecotourism that returns control to the Mentawai people while improving the quality of services offered to tourists.

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Surf Aid International
Surf Aid's mission is to mobilize and coordinate the support of the global surfing community to improve the health of the Mentawai people. Dr. Dave Jenkins first met the Mentawai while on a surfing trip to Siberut; his love for the land and people and the incredibly high child mortality rate there inspired him to found Surf Aid. This small New Zealand NGO, the only organization helping the Mentawai control malaria--one of their leading causes of death--is currently focusing their efforts in the southern coastal villages of Siberut.

 



MENTAWAI FLASH PRESENTATION

Mentawai Cultural Photo Documentary

View our breathtaking documentary slideshow and discover more about Mentawai shamanism, rituals and daily life.

THE UMA PROJECT

The Uma, cornerstone of the Mentawai culture

Help us preserve traditional Mentawai clans by building uma community houses necessary for their relocation back to ancestral lands.

CULTURAL DOCUMENTARIES

Indigenous Cultures

Native cultures are fast disappearing as they are forcibly assimilated into “mainstream” society--see the heritage we’re preserving!

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