Write a letter for the Sentinelese

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

In the wake of the 2004 tsunami this member of the Sentinelese tribe was photographed firing arrows at a helicopter.
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami this member of the Sentinelese tribe was photographed firing arrows at a helicopter.
© Indian Coastguard/Survival

The Sentinelese resist all contact with outsiders. Yet poachers continue to threaten their island and its waters.

Any encounter between poachers and the Sentinelese could result in violence, and the transmission of diseases to which the tribe are likely to have no immunity.

It is common for more than half the population of an uncontacted tribe like the Sentinelese to die following contact with outsiders.

How you can help

Send a letter to the Indian Prime Minister and urge the government to take seriously the threats to the Sentinelese.

Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Prime Minister’s Office
South Block
Raisina Hill
New Delhi 110 001
India


August 26, 2019

Dear Prime Minister


 
Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.