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Tribal Olympians


World  (tags: world, children, freedoms, humans, awa, bajua, hamar, moken, tarahumara, asmat, mongolians, aborigines )

Nancy
- 840 days ago - survivalinternational.org
To celebrate the 2012 games, Survival reveals 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.



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Elle B. (82)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:30 am
Ty Nancy for this special article.

I do not watch or support the Olympics at all since Romney & commercial cohorts took over. Just this weekend i explained that those with the greatest human skill are not on camera. That it is another great short coming and exercise in over extended collective ego yet another grand hypocrisy of Western Civilization to hold events establishing superior athletic prowess while systematically annihilating indigenous peoples across the globe who incorporate even greater skill and ability into their daily lives as a matter of natural course. It is reprehensible and beyond stupid. More evidence of massive mutation devolution.

And here. . .Monday morning you have provided a collection of examples in one concise viewing. :)

PS. We need to protect these tribes with all our collective might.
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:41 pm
wow
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:04 am
Yes we do need to protect these tribes with all our might. Maybe some of them will be the only survivors of climate change.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 2:33 pm
Thank you Nancy.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 2:44 pm
Thank you Nancy.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 8:28 pm
These people are the TRUE althletes--and they don't need a useless medal to tell them so.
What a wonderful, simple (not to be confused with "idyllic") life these people live--so in-tune with nature!...and did you notice that the threats to their existence came, time and time again, from "civilization"?
Thank you, Nancy, for a beautiful article!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:19 am
What a really interesting world we live in.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 12:44 pm
Thanks for sharing these stories.
 
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