Cultural Survival Bazaar - A Festival of Native Arts & Culture

The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that provide Indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American public.

Hundreds of artists, cooperatives, and their representatives sell traditional and contemporary crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories at the Bazaars.

In addition, the Bazaars offer a wide assortment of cultural performances and presentations, which include live music, Native American storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, films, as well as the chance to talk directly with guest artisans and community advocates.


The Cultural Survival Bazaar Program works to strengthen Indigenous cultures by providing a venue for the sale of art and crafts made by Indigenous artisans throughout the world. The sale of crafts perpetuates the artistic traditions which are culturally significant to many Indigenous communities, provides capital to Indigenous communities, and provides sustainable income to individual artisans and their families.

Since 2006, the Cultural Survival Bazaars have generated over 3 million dollars for Indigenous artisans, performers, fair trade, and other projects benefiting Native communities worldwide.

Cultural Survival strives to create a more direct link between the artisans and the consumers working to support the livelihoods of artisans and projects benefiting their communities. Cultural Survival partners with Native artisans, performers, cooperatives, and businesses dedicated to our fair trade principles. The Bazaars also provide educational and marketing opportunities for our Indigenous partners.

The Cultural Survival Bazaars increase global understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, cultures, and concerns. The events introduce over 40,000 people each year to Indigenous art, music, and culture, while giving visitors a chance to talk with Indigenous artists directly.

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  • Anne Y

    I will be a bit late, prob 10:30...I hope I find you!

    June 15, 2013

  • Maureen

    Unable to attend.

    June 15, 2013

  • Gary B.

    Please note that this event is cross-posted in AES World Languages and Cultures Institute as Make sure to look for them, too!

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Gary B.

      They are meeting in front of the CVS (on the corner of Boylston & Dartmouth) around 10am, so if anyone wants to gather, that's the time and place to do so.

      June 14, 2013

  • Maureen

    Just wondering if there's a place for people to meet up and find the group? I went to the MIT event this evening however I didn't see anything that identified the group. Is there a cell # to call to find people? Or will the organizer be wearing a badge or something to identify the group? Any info on this would be really appreciated. Thanks!

    June 14, 2013

  • Juan

    Hello…anybody here that wants to trade cell #s…?
    they are very useful finding other persons and the best way is sending text messages…just an idea !

    June 14, 2013


    Are we going to meet somewhere as a group or are we going to do in our own style? :)

    June 14, 2013

    • Sandra

      I'm not able to attend. Feel free to post a place and meet up with the others.

      June 14, 2013

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