The next major even on the Tribes Alive calendar is the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Events connected with the summit are divided into two parts, the formal UN part from the 20th to the 22nd June and the parallel People's Summit from the 15th to the 23rd June.

1,300 indigenous people, mostly from Brazil but including representatives from other Latin American countries, North America and elsewhere, will converge on Rio for the Earth Summit.