In this weeny episode, the World-Weary ladies debate the complex case of Uncontacted Peoples who live isolated from greater civilisation. Cassiopeia discusses attempts to contact The Sentinelese and Violet looks at the life of a person dubbed "The World's Loneliest Man".
In this episode we mentioned the organisation Survival International. If you have time, please visit their website and check out the work that they do: https://www.survivalinternational.org/
They also have information about FUNAI, Brazil’s National Indian Foundation on their website. To learn more about FUNAI click here.
Also, check out this 2014 BBC article on Uncontacted Peoples: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140804-sad-truth-of-uncontacted-tribes
North Sentinel Island and The Sentinelese
Survival International: https://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/sentinelese
“The life and death of John Chau”, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/03/john-chau-christian-missionary-death-sentinelese
“Meet the first woman to contact one of the world’s most isolate tribes”, National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/12/first-woman-chattopadhyay-contact-sentinelese-andaman/
“The World’s Loneliest Man”
Survival International’s page on him: https://www.survivalinternational.org/articles/3105-the-last-of-his-tribe
“Why revealing uncontacted tribes may help save them”, National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/08/brazil-uncontacted-tribe-indigenous-people-amazon-video/
2018 BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-44901055