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Volume 1  March, 2011

New images of remote Brazil tribe
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New pictures have been released of the Panoan Indians who live in the rainforest on the Brazil-Peru border. The Panoans are known as an "uncontacted" tribe because of its extremely rare contact with the outside world.

Brazil's Indian Affairs Department monitors many such tribes from the air.

In the photos, the Panoa are covered in "urucum" (red paint). Urucum is made from seeds from the annatto shrub. Indigenous people use it to colour hammocks and baskets, as well as their skin.

Survival International says the group is likely to be healthy. The tribe has baskets full of manioc and vegetables grown in communal "gardens" where banana and annatto trees also grow.

The group is also seen using steel machetes obtained from outside the forest. Fiona Watson is from Survival International. She says they probably acquired them through trading links with other forest tribes.

"These networks have been in existence for centuries, and I don't think they will have had any contact with non-tribal people, because if they had, the chances of being killed or contracting a disease to which they have no immunity are very high," she said.

However, many are deeply concerned. in Peru, illegal logging is pushing the Pamoa and other isolated tribes into Brazil. Brazil is afraid the groups could come into conflict.  Ms Watson said some authorities deny that such tribal groups in the forest, in order to further their aims


 Volume 1
On Day Dedicated to Native Americans, A Move to Honor Hopi Tribe's Code Talkers
New Office to Serve as Advocates for Tribal Veterans 
Metis Livid About Proposed Status System
Saying NO to $1 Billion Dollars
New Images of Remote Brazil Tribe
Amazonian Indians More Advanced Than We Knew
Australia's Aborigines to Launch Political Party
Irish Travellers to Shed Light on Indigenous Research

Volume 2
Berenstain Bears to Speak Lakota
Students Tell Saanich Myths Through Computer Animation  
Children's Book Exhibit Depicts Native Path to Diabetes Prevention
Mentoring Program Coming to Kodiak
100% Knights to Create Career Pathways for Aboriginal Students
Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
Book Lets Great Lakes American Indians Tell Their Own Story
Volume 3
UN Declares 2011 the "International Year of Forests"
Think the Super Bowl Battle was Big? Fight Over Conservation Funding Looms Larger
Limit Set for Native Polar Bear Hunters Under International Treaty
White House: Tribes Fare Well in 2012 Budget
Ziebach County South Dakota: America's Poorest County
Top 5 Obama Regulations that American Businesses Hate Most
The Top 11 Corporate Cash Hoarders
Volume 4
Donna Karan Collaborates With an Indigenous Artist as Part of "Nomad Two Worlds" Art Exhibit
Alligator Wrestling and the Men Who Do It
Custer Flag to Be Sold by DIA
Museums Work to Credit the Individuals Behind Native American Artwork
All My Relations Gallery Showcase for Native Art
Grammy Winner Helps Locals Build, Understand Flutes
German TV Crew Films Program About Nokota Horses

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