Yanomami of Venezuela and Brazil

Below are resources related to the “Yanomami of Venezuela and Brazil” chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples, 3rd Edition, edited by Sharlotte Neely and Douglas W. Hume.

The Yanomami’s struggle for cultural survival is a constant battle, see for example the numerous recent new stories about them.

Agencies & Organizations
Discussion Questions
      • Anthropologists tend to view themselves as the defenders of Indigenous Peoples. Among the Yanomami there developed a controversy within the discipline of anthropology over whether anthropologists were helping or exploiting the group. Briefly outline the main issues in this controversy.
      • What do you think the truth of the matter is?
Documentary Films
Further Reading

Contemporary Yanomami People

Davi Kopenawa at 2014 International Literary Festival of Paraty
Davi Kopenawa at 2014 International Literary Festival of Paraty (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 BR])

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