Sep 10, 2020

Amazon tribes: Brazilian official killed by arrow near indigenous group

Witnesses said Mr Franciscato and his party came under fire as they approached an indigenous group. Indigenous groups in the Amazon and elsewhere in the world have been known to react violently to outsiders on their lands. The Kaninde Ethno-Environmental Defense Association, an NGO Mr Franciscato helped found in the 1980s, said the indigenous group had no ability to distinguish between a friend or a foe from the outside world. The Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, is home to about 100 isolated tribes, according to indigenous rights group Survival International. At Funai, Mr Franciscato headed a programme to protect isolated indigenous groups.

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