In every Change for Children alliance with indigenous peoples, we see resilience. We see peoples rooted in cultures of strength and resistance – connected to thousands of years of traditional practices, adaptable, powerful, and dedicated to preserving the earth for future generations.
Across the globe, challenges faced by indigenous peoples today include economic insecurity, environmental destruction of traditional lands, marginalization from health services and education, exclusion from political processes, poverty, racism and discrimination. Indigenous peoples make up the poorest demographic in every single country in Latin America.
Change for Children works in partnership with indigenous organizations, acting in solidarity and collaboration, supporting them in their own processes of development. Our role is that of an ally to indigenous movements, promoting peace and sustainable development – essential to our participation in the global movement for human rights.