Stunning photos of how tribes around the world are approaching modernity
Over the last century, tribes are being driven from their lands and traditions, and forced to embrace a majoritarian view of life. They are now in varying stages of reconciliation with ‘us’, the outsiders, with our notions of modernity and progress. However, with climate change and global warming at our doorstep, there’s a growing awareness of learning from indigenous tribal wisdom in protecting our environment, and changing the way we think about life on this planet
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Sonyanga Olengais (left), captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors, talks to his teammate Mamai Simon Papai during their T20 match against the Ambassadors of Cricket from India in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia National Park, in 2013. The Maasai Cricket Warriors are role models in their communities, where they actively campaign against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices, such as female genital mutilation and early childhood marriages, while fighting to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand. Through cricket, they hope to promote healthier lifestyles and also spread awareness about HIV/Aids.