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Old 06-24-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Researchers with the Brazilian government have released photographs of thatched huts that they say belong to a previously uncontacted tribe living in an isolated part of the Amazon rainforest, Al Jazeera reports.

The photos were taken on a recent flyover of the Valle Do Javari, near the Peruvian border. The remote Javari region is thought to have the highest number of uncontacted native tribes in the world.


‘Uncontacted’ tribe found in remote corner of Amazon - Yahoo! News
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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They find such tribes all the time. The question is what to do with them, contact them or not? Lead them into the 21st century or let them stay in the stone age?
Funny, they don't even know in which country they live in, not even the continent They don't know the country's laws, they pay no taxes etc.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Lucky them!
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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so let them live as they are...
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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There is a reality TV program where they send a couple of more or less famous people to the jungle where they have to live with some stone-age tribes for three months. Sometimes it is funny to see how Western ideas clash with those indigenous views.
I guess we tend to consider that kind of life too romantic. All three tribes in the program are rather authoritarian, modern women would hardly want to live the way those women have to live. They are also rather unfriendly to each other.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Thats a scam. The company that supposedly found the tribes is british and asks for donations.

Contact us - Survival International

The researchers are not brazilian. And the photos look fake.

The same type of organizaitons that broadcast commercials of poor children asking for donations $$$.

As of 2011 it is impossible that such tribes exist. 500 years ago the Europeans arrived to the continent, if those tribes reproduced for 500 years, they would have a population of millions, and not the few dozens fakers that appear in those photos.

That company just wants to take advantage of naive people asking for their donations $$$$.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I thought Survival International was a fairly respected non-profit group, not "a company." It won the "Right Livelihood Award" and I heard was recognized at the UN.

Right Livelihood Award: List of Laureates

I thought the main complaints were about its politics, not that it's a company doing a scam.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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No, this is not fake.

The Brazilian government Foundation for Indigenous Peoples, FUNAI, confirmed the discovery of a few isolated tribes like that in the past ten years.

The Amazon rainforest is very huge, underpopulated, and some areas have very difficult access, even by boats. It's not impossible for a remote tribe to maintain itself "uncontacted" until the present.

The official policy of the Brazilian government is: don't bother them. If they want some sort of contact with "civilization", they will make contact themselves. If not, let they live their lifes the same way as their ancestors lived for thousands of years.
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