Sunday, August 5, 2012

In pictures: tribal Olympians, and more

Finally, some good news for the Earth's most threatened tribe, a thought from the Penan, and Anoushka Shankar supporting Survival. 
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Some good news for the Earth’s most threatened tribe

A judge has ordered Brazil’s largest mining company to suspend plans to double a controversial railway track, which would have put the livelihoods of the Awá in jeopardy. Our campaign to remove the loggers and ranchers who also threaten the tribe continues.
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IN PICTURES: the tribal Olympians

To celebrate the 2012 games, we reveal some of the astonishing skills of the world’s tribal peoples, from the Awá archers of the Amazon to the Bajau divers of Borneo and the Tarahumara long-distance runners of northwestern Mexico. To the gallery »

The Olympic bell is inscribed, ‘The isle is full of noises’, from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But here’s why the opening ceremony’s Caliban speech is a not-so-subtle own goal.

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry on Shakespeare, Nelson and noises ringing hollow.


British Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar shows her support for Survival and tribal peoples by modelling an exclusive new limited edition T-shirt inspired by the Bushmen of the Kalahari and designed by fashion designer Savannah Miller.
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In the next edition…

Tribes from the air: the wonder and beauty of tribal peoples’ ancestral lands as you’ve never seen them before.

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