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