THE ONA PEOPLE _ 0529

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Tierra del Fuego, “land of fire,” was first discovered by Europeans early in the sixteenth century. A group of islands that had separated from the southern tip of the South American mainland long ago, Tierra del Fuego had probably been inhabited by different groups of Indians for at least 9000 years. The largest island in the zone, the “Great Island,” now divided between Chile and Argentina, was the homeland of the Selk’nam Indians, sometimes known as the Ona. Until their extermination began in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, there were between 3500 and 4000 Ona on the island. In 1919, Father Martin Gusinde counted fewer then 300, and by 1930 less than 100 Ona remained. By 1977, when this film was released, Angela, the last full-blooded Ona Indian, had died
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From Chile
Travel from April 24 to May 17
Thanks Monica !

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CHILDREN IN POLYNESIA _ 0479

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French Polynesia is often hit by natural disasters such as cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes. They cause flooding, landslides and destroy homes and livelihoods. Children, as the most vulnerable section of society, are often affected and left without parental care.

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From French Polynesia
Travel from April 17 to May 9
Thanks Sarah !

NINA INDÍGENA (ECUADOR) _ 0460

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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are the groups of people who were present in what became the South American nation of Ecuador when Europeans arrived. The term also includes their descendants from the time of the Spanish conquest to the present. Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuador’s population is of indigenous heritage, while another 65 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Black people, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 10 percent.
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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
Thanks Paola !