Episode 16: "Uncontacted Peoples"

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".

Listen here.

Further reading:

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

2018 Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/footage-sole-survivor-amazon-tribe-emerges-brazil