What Just Happened in Brazil? 370 Million Indigenous People Have Rights.


The Open Window Shade

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We live in an age where a special shoe can order pizza, an entire house can be controlled via a smartphone, cars can navigate without drivers and anything anyone ever wanted to know is a Google search away. We’re spoiled, we like it, and we welcome any new advances designed to further simplify our lives.

As we bask in the warm glow of our tanning beds, it is near impossible to fathom that according to a U.N. fact sheet, there are approximately 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries who reject humankind’s modern ways in favor of the more traditional lifestyle of their ancestors. They don’t want, or in some cases are not even aware of the internet. They don’t vacation in the south of France, and they don’t run to their neighborhood Winn-Dixie for a gallon of milk. They farm. They hunt. They live without electricity…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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