The Amazon Is a Dangerous Place If You Live on a Bunch of Gold
Last week, news broke that back in July illegal goldminers allegedly wiped out an entire village of indigenous Yanomami in the Amazon. Reports suggest that they did this by raining down machine gun fire and crude explosives from helicopters. Only three of the Yanomami villagers survived—the men were out hunting at the time of the attack and returned to find the bodies of their friends and families burning in a mass grave, an apparent attempt by the attackers to cover their tracks.ALMAGUL MENLIBAYEVA – Embodying Atavism as a Kazakhstani Punk Shaman
Amongst post-Soviet industrial ruins and the vast, empty landscape of Kazakhstan, multi-dicisplinary artist Almagul Menlibayeva turns the camera on herself (and the occasional other) to unite an ancestral past beyond the introverted realms of “the personal” and into a hive-minded futurist perspective. The now Berlin-based artist mixes traditional culturally signifying objects with the props of a nomad – furs, textiles, luggage – becoming beyond herself as the mystical and anthropomorphic voice of an exotic past.Click here to find out more! Click here to find out more! MOST POPULAR Sage Frank and Family
Iba, a Huni Xui shaman from Amazonia, realized, over time, that he could not recall the ayahuasca songs that his father was transmitting him, and that this knowledge was going to be lost; anxious of the sustainability of his sacred tradition, he decided to tape his father, asking, later, his followers and family, to draw while he was singing:Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?Yanomami Indians ‘massacred’ by goldminers in Venezuela
Goldminers in Venezuela have carried out a ‘massacre’ of isolated Yanomami Indians, according to reports received by Survival International.
Witnesses of the aftermath described finding ‘burnt bodies and bones’ when they visited the community of Irotatheri in the country’s Momoi region, close to the border with Brazil.