Darkness in El Dorado Controversy - Position Statements

Charles Brewer and Napoleon Chagnon in 1993

The following documents are position statements that were made about the Darkness in El Dorado controversy.

The following emails were sent to anthropologists around the world.

The following listserv archives contain much discussion on the book Darkness in El Dorado.

W. W. Norton Position Statements (Publisher of Darkness in El Dorado)

University of California, Santa Barbara Position Statements (Chagnon)

University of Michigan Position Statements (Neel)

American Anthropological Association Position Statements

Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Position Statements

International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) Position Statements

  • Commentary on “Darkness in Eldorado” By Patrick Tierney – This is a summary of a report that is posted in full on the IGES website and sent to relevant professional societies, completing the investigation foreseen in the Society’s resolution previously published [Genetic Epidemiology, 2000; 19(4):i-ii]. (February 9, 2001)
  • Resolution concerning JV Neel – Passed unanimously by the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES). This resolution will appears in the November issue of Genetic Epidemiology

National Academy of Sciences Position Statements

Office of Indigenous Affairs of Venezuela (DAI) Position Statements

Brazilian Anthropological Association Position Statements

Cultural Survival Position Statements

Federal University of Rio De Janeiro Position Statements

Survival International Position Statements

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas Position Statements

Society for Visual Anthropology Position Statement

Center for Latin American Studies & University of Pittsburgh Position Statement

Pró-Yanomami (Yanomami Online) Position Statement

  • A huge resource of information including articles by Alcida Ramos, Bruce Albert, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami and more.

Urihi – Saúde Yanomami Position Statement

Survival International Position Statement

Public Anthropology: Ethics Initiative Position Statements

Individual Position Statements

Blog Post Position Statements