There are 400 million Indigenous Peoples in the world

5,000+ Languages & Cultures

Indigenous Peoples are stewards of deep knowledge, vital natural resources, and the ancestral traditions of humanity.

Yet despite their size and importance to safeguarding essential environmental and cultural heritage, they remain marginalized and underrepresented.

Their ways are being lost and support is lacking.

To protect these cultures is to protect all of us.


Tribal Link Foundation was founded in 1993 following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Foundation’s mission is to support the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples worldwide by building their capacity to protect their ways of life and preserve their sacred lands and knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

In a number of consultations since our founding, indigenous peoples have expressed the need for three major categories of support in order to be able to continue to effectively protect their lands, resources, and cultures: capacity building and training; education, and entrepreneurship. Our programs are designed to address these key needs.