Thursday, April 7, 2011

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Fw: Life in a bubble?, a DIY approach to illegal logging, and more

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Subject: Life in a bubble?, a DIY approach to illegal logging, and more
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:44 AM

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Life in a bubble? A new film from Brazil's isolated Zo'é tribe

After a devastating first contact in the 1980s, the Zo'é have bounced back. The Brazilian government has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect them from disease, but do the Zo'é now live in a bubble, separate from the rest of society? Survival researcher Fiona Watson investigates.
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Invaded by illegal loggers, Peruvian Indians take matters into their own hands

Peruvian Indians have been forced to set up a guard post themselves to protect an uncontacted Indians' reserve, after the authorities ignored their repeated pleas for action to evict illegal loggers.

Survival has collected nearly 100,000 signatures asking President Alan García to put a stop to the logging and safeguard tribal lands.
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This year's April Fool…

On April 1, we reported on a 'ruling' that South American Indians should receive 1% of the profits from potato sales worldwide, given that the potatoes we know today are an indigenous creation. The piece, which quoted 'Dr. Desiree Dauphinoise', was playful – but it's no joke that indigenous people across the Amazon have hardly ever seen any royalties from the foods and medicines they've given the world.
Read the full April Fool »

… and a story we wish was an April Fool – but isn't

A Rwandan government programme to destroy all thatched roofs in the country is leaving thousands of Batwa 'Pygmies' homeless. The Governor of the Southern Province has justified the demolitions by saying 'people were seemingly happy to stay in their thatched houses and showed no commitment to leave them.' If you're on Twitter, please direct a protest tweet at the Rwandan government »


In the next edition

We'll be releasing a gallery of extraordinary pictures of the Moken, or 'Sea Gypsies', of South-East Asia. The Moken are dependent on the sea, and the family that acclaimed photographer Cat Vinton stayed with lived almost entirely on their boat. These beautiful images also feature in Survival's book celebrating tribal peoples, 'We Are One'.

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