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‘Don’t destroy us – our way of life is as modern as yours’

Hunter-gatherers’ plea to outside world on UN Day of Indigenous Peoples:

“Remote hunter-gatherer tribes have issued a plea to the outside world to mark the UN Day of Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, saying, ‘We are not backward, our way of life is as modern as yours’. The appeal comes as isolated tribal people face a wave of persecution and attacks on their way of life…

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said today, ‘Hunter-gatherers extend from those still uncontacted by anyone else to those who wear watches, listen to the radio and complain to the UN when they are abused. White people have now accepted that black people are not inferior to themselves, it’s high time everyone now realised that hunter-gatherers are not inferior to farmers or bankers.’ ” (Survival International)