Partnering with Indigenous Peoples
Join Seva in supporting underserved communities in the US and abroad 

For over 30 years, Seva has been supporting the rights of Indigenous peoples.  Through grassroots partnerships, Seva provides the tools and resources for Indigenous peoples to build healthy communities.  Our work spans the globe, from programs focused on Native Americans here in the United States, to Mayan villages in Guatemala, and nomadic tribes in Tibet.  Thanks to your support, we are making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Peoples.

Please browse the following resources to learn more about our commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our various programs.

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Download this important document that every UN member country has signed, with the exception of the United States and Canada.  Then sign our petition and urge the United States to fully adopt this groundbreaking declaration. View the Declaration

Native American Community Health Program

Native American Community Health Program
Seva has been building the capacity of Native American health projects for nearly three decades.  Projects such as community gardens and traditional farming projects promote healthy peoples, healthy cultures and healthy lands.  There is a particular focus on fighting an epidemic of diabetes.  1 in 6 Native Americans lives with diabetes, and Seva is working to turn these numbers around.  Learn more

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Sight Program
Seva brings eyecare to corners of the world where there are no doctors.  Many of these are indigenous communities, such as Mayan villages in Guatemala, Tibetan and Nepali villages high in the Himalayas, Maasai villages in Tanzania, and in many other such places around the world.  Where Seva works, people are often blind, living in darkness, simply because they have cataracts.  A 15-minute surgery, costing less than $50, can restore eyesight!  Seva has helped nearly 3 million blind people to see again!  Learn more


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