Archive for February, 2008

Living with the Mek (World’s Lost Tribes)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Having survived living with the Kombai Tribe, Mark Anstice (aka. The Captain) and I returned to West Papua to live with a different tribe – the Mek – huge step up from the first series – not to spoil it – but watch out for the old woman when we arrive in a village called [...]

The Last of the Reindeer Herders

Friday, February 1st, 2008

The Sami, Europe’s last indigenous people, have herded their reindeer across Lapland, for thousands of years. Here’s the link to the first of reports from Sweden, where the Sami have recently lost a number of legal battles over their right to herd reindeer on some of their traditional winter grazing lands. Read on [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ozfrzz4ojJg" [...]