Explained: Who are Yanomami Tribe?

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News: Yanomami Tribe has asked the Indian Government to stop buying Blood  gold which is gold mined illegally from the Yanomami land.

Facts:

  • Yanomami Tribe: They live in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela.
  • According to Survival International, they are the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America.
  • They practice hunting and slash-and-burn agriculture and speak the Xirianá language.
  • Note: Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa who secured the land rights of the Yanomami people was awarded the Right Livelihood Award-2019 also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.