Tag: environment

Members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau stand at the edge of their territory. Image courtesy of the Uru-eu-wau-wau

How an Amazon Tribe in Brazil Took Control of Their Own Story and Escaped Covid

When the Uru-eu-wau-wau were first contacted in 1981, disease and death followed shortly thereafter. ...

Rutian Pataxó, poses at historic center of Salvador, capital of Bahia state. Image by Raul Spinassé

Brazilian Indians Keep Their Culture Alive by Living in Big Cities

Leaning on the balcony railing at her rickety house, perched above the stairs and ...

Waiãpi indigenous children in Amapá state, Brazil. Image by Sam Cowie/Mongabay.

Amazon Indians Fear Coronavirus Amid a Campaign to Convert Them to Christianity

Indigenous leaders in Brazil are acting to avert the devastating impact coronavirus could have ...