About us

The Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (NCIV) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that supports the promotion, recognition and protection of indigenous peoples' rights. Originally founded in 1969, NCIV is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It operates within a world-wide network of indigenous peoples'oragnisations (IPOs), NGOs and other relevant organisations, institutions, bodies and fora as well as of academic institutions and individual experts.

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The NCIV logo

The logo used by NCIV is an old symbol of the Hopi people (Arizona, USA), which has many meanings, including: “together with all peoples we keep the earth in balance”

About NCIV

Since 1969, NCIV is an NGO that supports the promotion, recognition and protection of indigenous peoples' rights. NCIV brings the issues and views of indigenous peoples to the attention of the Dutch government, civil society, business and science and works to encourage them to make a positive contribution to improving the situation of indigenous peoples at national and international levels.


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