Latest Updates

The inability to heed red flags may be part of the human condition.

Flashback: our opinion editorial on world news from February 2022.

Instead of protesting, chimpanzees treat the wounds of other chimpanzees.

Our annual report for 2022.

We recently awarded an Institutional Educational Grant to Empathy International, a non-profit organization supporting indigenous education in northern Laos.

Indigenous Peoples Documentary: Ancient and Modern Mayan Peoples

A thousand years after their decline, the ancient Mayans are still shrouded in mystery. Enter their ancient world to uncover its secrets. Learn how their religious beliefs were formed from advanced science and observing the heavens long before Europeans arrived. Decipher their ancient writing — far more advanced than ours. Experience the daily life of their modern descendants and learn how their fate may become our own fate. Presented in Full HD (1920x1080p) at 60 fps. Educational package available.

Documentary Short Films: Indigenous Culture and Knowledge

Learn about the rise and fall of ancient Mesoamerican peoples.

Watch modern musicians preserving the traditional Andean style by blending it with modern influences.

Learn about ancient Mayan calendars and the counting systems behind them.

Travel Stories from Indigenous Communities

An inhumane way to earn a living.

A high-stakes, ritualistic border closing between two nuclear powers.

Survivors of a brutal Twentieth-century regime.

Stock licensing on Alamy. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

© The Peoples of the World Foundation and individual contributors, 1999 - 2023. All rights reserved.

Pages with embedded videos may use third-party cookies. Otherwise our website does not use cookies or any other kind of tracking technology.