DEADLINE: Indigenous Writers in Residence 2023

Event Date: 
February 6, 2023

Cultural Survival is pleased to announce a call for applications for Indigenous Writers in Residence 2023 based on Turtle Island (United States and Canada). The Indigenous Writers in Residence Program is a meaningful opportunity for journalists and creatives to partner with Cultural Survival to continue their writing, share their expertise and experiences, deepen their knowledge on topics important to them and their communities, and gain experience being published on our website and in the award-winning Cultural Survival Quarterly magazine.

With 50 years of experience, Cultural Survival believes that it is essential to listen and respond to the self-determined needs of communities to provide support that is sustainable and, most importantly, relevant to the needs of the communities we serve. We aim to increase and strengthen Indigenous communities' leadership, technical, organizational, advocacy, and sustainability capacities to exercise their rights to freedom of expression, self-determination, and ways of living and elevate their cultures and languages. Cultural Survival’s communications connect Peoples, movements, organizations, and others through local and global storytelling across landscapes, waterways, and issue areas.

Term: 1 year remote


  • Annual stipend of 12,000 USD per Indigenous writer.
  • Writers will receive a monthly stipend upon receiving articles for publication.

Last day to apply: February 6, 2023

Areas of work experience: minimum of three years' experience writing about issues affecting Indigenous communities, including stories rooted in Indigenous cultures, traditions, and resilience. Experience in topics related to human rights, environment, land defense, languages and cultures, climate change solutions, land and livelihoods, women and youth, and 2SLGBTQIA+ rights from an Indigenous perspective.

*Land and Livelihoods: The ability of Indigenous Peoples to maintain their traditional livelihoods and economies, harvest foods, fish, hunt, keep bees, herd animals, and gather materials for housing, crafts, clothing, and ceremony are all dependent on uninterrupted access to their land.

*Climate Change Solutions: Indigenous communities are critical in reversing the climate crisis. Areas titled Indigenous communities have been shown to store 36% more carbon per hectare than public conservation land. Indigenous Peoples have long been viewed as victims of the effects of climate change, but in reality, they are agents of climate solutions and environmental conservation.

Priority will be given to Indigenous marginalized genders, including 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.


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