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Day 135: Uncontacted Tribes: How Can We Help

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Photo taken from Uncontactedtribes.org

Twitter is an amazing tool. One person’s tweet can lead you to another and another. Today I went from green guru Joanna Yarrow author of How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, to Leonardo DiCaprio (no introduction needed).

Leonardo’s first tweet on his page was all about Uncontacted Tribes. It was a simple request. “Please help protect these Uncontacted Tribes by signing this petition.”

A simple request I just had to take a closer look at to see how I could GIVE.

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How would you feel if a bunch of strangers came into your back yard and tried to changed your way of life. They brought disease and violence you had never had before; took the trees that protect you, build roads and destroy the land you call home. This is what is happening to the uncontacted tribes around the world. As many as 100 tribes live with no contact from the outside world. It’s the way they choose to live, the same way we choose to live in our world.

Is it really our right to take away the land they live off and to pull them into our way of life?

I feel everyone has the right to choose how they live. I don’t always think our fast paced way of life is best. There was a time when things were simple, we lived off the land and your community was your life. I was happy to sign the petition. I was happy to add my voice to many others to create a voice that has to be heard. It’s worth watching the video and reading about these people protecting their way of life.

It will only take a moment but I learned something knew today I never even considered.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Cost: 0

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Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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