Using Documentary Journalism to Empower Indigenous Communities

    Experts say that every two weeks, a unique language disappears with its last surviving speaker. We partner with indigenous groups to safeguard cultural values and practices, collaborating to 1) document lifestyles and traditions, 2) compile a digital archive, 3) educate the public about global diversity, and 4) fund indigenous cultural initiatives.

Articles from VCP


Check out articles, slideshows, and multimedia that VCP has contributed to major outlets including The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and Public Radio International.

Current Project


The Belo Monte Dam in Brazil’s Amazon will disrupt the lifestyle of the Xikrin tribe and displace over 20,000 indigenous people. In 2013 VCP documents the Xikrin’s struggle.

About Us


Learn more about the members and board of the Vanishing Cultures Project and find out what makes our organization special.

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