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Survival’s new photographic gallery features unique insights into tribal festivals held in honor of the lands that sustain them and the spirits that watch over them, but also highlights some of the threats facing tribal peoples today as they are driven off their ancestral lands.
The gallery features, among others, the four-month long Yãkwa fishing ritual of Brazil’s Enawene Nawe tribe, during which food is exchanged between the tribe and the subterranean spirits; the sacrificial and bountiful harvest festival of the Dongria Kondh in India, when a holy man runs over hot coals; and vibrant dance rituals such the Bushmen’s trance dance in southern Africa, which generates a boiling energy amongst the dancers. […]
Source: In pictures: Tribal festivals showcase human diversity – Survival International
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