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Brazil by Loretto on 1 February 2011 4:45pm
 
Isn't this amazing?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110201/sc_afp/brazilperunativerights_20110201110827

67 tribes who do not have contact with the outside world exist in Brazil alone!!!
 
Re: Brazil by Lounge Trekker on 2 February 2011 12:06am
 
No one is spared from the lightning speed of 21st century evolution.

This might work towards the opposite of what FUNAI hopes to promote. Pointing to these people and saying they are 'uncontacted' ethnic relics may only encourage, possibly well-meaning travellers to seek to experience these people and thier lifestyles. How can you and I help? Don't buy wood or agricultural products originating in Brazil and other rainforest areas?

It is, indeed, amazing.
 
Re: Brazil by kazzzz on 2 February 2011 12:59am
 
Oh don't you just wish that they had never been found?
 
Re: Brazil by Loretto on 2 February 2011 2:06am
 
In a way Kazzz I am glad that we know they can survive without us, a reminder that we don'tneed much? I'd miss my computer though :-)
 
Re: Brazil by Lounge Trekker on 2 February 2011 7:07am
 
Yes, they would continue to survive without contact with the industrialized world, but there are concerns:

Who would save them from the diseases contact will bring, or from the alcoholism and other addictions? When they learn about the benefits of money, how will they cope with the knowledge that they have none and cannot get any without destroying their culture?

Yeesh! I'm thinking too much again.
 
Re: Brazil by smultronporr on 11 March 2011 9:13am
 
Yeah, it's really amazing that the link doesn't work in (?=##\++%) Norway.
 



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