uncontacted tribes

Watching this footage of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes, my heart flooded with a nauseating combination of awe, urgency, happiness and dread. The film was shot to prove to Peru’s president that these tribes do, in fact, exist and need to be protected from oil workers and loggers who invade their villages or simply kill them in order to access their land.

Survival International is campaigning hard to protect these and all indigenous peoples around the world. It goes without saying that these wisdom keepers and their knowledge are our link to a sustainable and holistic future. Even though many tribal leaders and shamans are sharing their knowledge as fast as they can, I can’t help but wonder if once they are all gone, our opportunity for radical transformation leaves with them.

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