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Concerns Swirl Over Safety of "Uncontacted" Amazonian Tribe

World  (tags: Uncontacted tribes, Amazon, drug trade, missing, BBC )

- 2868 days ago -
.The whereabouts of a remote Amazonian tribe who appeared in remarkable footage earlier this year aiming bows and arrows at a plane flying over their jungle homes was unknown Monday.


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Myron Scott (70)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 10:12 pm

Jae A (316)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 10:46 pm
Not good news indeed. I've been following their story for a long time well as other tribes in rainforest..all of which are in trouble big time ...either due to the Corporates moving into their areas and taking them only to detroy the land and their people forever for temporary profits or due to drug lords like this tribe apparently might have fallen prey to , and who mght have suffered the worst of fates. I hope they simply ran from their preditors and are hiding elsewhere....I know that is an big maybe but I sure hope it is that way for them currently and nothing worse.

Susanne R (236)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 11:16 pm
I hope the tribe members sought refuge in the jungle, with which they are probably very familiar. How sad that drug traffickers are able to break up and/or destroy tribes that have existed in peace for centuries, and how shameful that they are not being adequately protected.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 11:17 pm
What devastating circumstances for these people. Hope Jae is right and they were able to run and hide.

Deb E (63)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:12 am
I don't even know what to say. This is so sad, and all I could think about was the movie "Avatar". There is just no end to the cruelty people can inflict upon one another.

Rose V (41)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:14 am
Sadly noted.

as s (201)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:43 am
noted and Deb - I was thinking the same

Tammy f (118)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 3:20 am
I was thinking about Dances with Wolves,

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 4:16 am
Thank you Dandelion. This is too Heartbreaking for words. I did sign the petition on your previous thread but wonder if there is any hope for these indiginous peoples hearing this current news. Praying for their safety.

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 5:49 am
Sadly Noted, TY

Patrick Donovan (344)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 7:07 am
The greed of humanity knows no bounds it seems at times. Thanks for posting and helping to make people aware.

Lisa Neste (202)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:42 pm
Sadly noted, thanks Dandelion!

Eileen Novak (444)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 1:20 pm
How tragic. Why can't we just live and let live? NO tribes need out interference.

Tania King (112)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 2:57 pm
I agree with Eileen,why can't they live their lives the way he did from ages,and that is,by the way,healthier and more in touch with mother nature than ours?As Patrick said,it's all about greed.Thanks for posting!

Deborah B (71)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 9:52 pm
This is so tragic. Sadly noted. Thanks, Dandelion.

Rosemary R (642)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 11:18 pm
We can only hope and send prayers for the Xinane people to be safe and that Funai will find the drug traffickers...
How can Funai or the government ensure the safety of these indigenous peoples ever again?!
Their lives have been forever changed, their home stolen from them ... and all because we just could not let them BE ... allow them THEIR RIGHTS to live in isolation as they chose to do !!!!!!

Sheryl my sis and dear friends let us all just take a moment to light a candle, send positive healing energy any way you can to the Xinane people for renewal on every level.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:51 am
You cannot currently send a star to RosemaryR because you have done so within the last week.

Very compassionate statement you left Rosemary, yes, let us light a candle and send our thoughts and prayers upon the winds for these people, we can all at least do that much.

Roger G (148)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:03 pm

Akin Adelakun (21)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 1:31 pm
Great article, thanks

Alisa Quint (1)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:11 pm
LEAVE THEM ALONE, before we bring all of our diseases, religions, archeologists, photographers etc to destroy their serenity.

Ralph F (70)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:09 pm
Thanks for the article. Hopefully, they can be protected.

Jo Asprec (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:23 pm
Very sad. I hope they are safe somewhere. Protect all indigenous peoples!Thanks for sharing this piece of news.

Eternal Gardener (734)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:39 pm
I do fear for them, these are REAL humans and we need to leave them in peace for we have contaminated too much already!

Gary L (138)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:50 pm
and what right does anyone have to disturb their journey as the world sinks into the absyss who stands up?

Patricia E G (52)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:42 pm
For as long as they survived isolated
it's an outrage the Xinane Tribe would
be destroyed by drug dealers.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:28 pm
Very true. Another reason people far away need to think when they buy drugs who are they affecting besides themselves. Our actions always have a consequence someplace.

Linda E (137)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:21 pm
I agree with everyone's sadness and Dandelion's reasoning about considering the larger consequences of drug use.

Dorothy P (1)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 12:45 am
Just who is speaking up for these people when their livelihood become threatened by modern society seeking to move into their terrritory?

The UN definitely should be notified as there is a charter declaration on The Rights Of Indigenous People.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 3:32 am
Thanks for the article.

kathryn c (628)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 8:25 am

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 11:17 am
You are correct Dorothy and I hope you mail your letter off to them as I did mine. There was also a petition on another story I left on C2, it is addressed to the President of Peru, please consider signing it. The link to the story is:

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 10:19 am
I send my prayers for the Xinane Nation - We Are All Related on the Mother Earth. I send letters with Survival International - we all can do one little step for our common future.
Thank you, Dandelion and thank you all. Nice to be a part of the community living for peace.

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 10:26 am
The longer they are "uncontacted" by the outside world, the safer they will be.

Nancy C (806)
Monday August 15, 2011, 7:11 pm
I truly hope that you are safe, Xinane, deeply shielded by the breath of the forest.

michael sullivan (1022)
Friday August 19, 2011, 12:32 pm
we need to leave these private people alone -- sadly noted!
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