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Nukak Maku

A Christian symbol of cross is seen on the chest of a young Nukak boy in a refugee camp close to San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia, 3 September 2009. The Nukak Maku people, nomadic hunter-gatherers from Amazonia, were violently driven out of the jungle by the Colombian guerilla and paramilitary squads. Now, roughly cut off their original tribal lifestyle, they stuck between worlds. They learn from the (mainly Christian) aid workers to use clothes, to listen to the radio, to beg for money. Although their digestion suffer, they love to eat sweets, cookies and other western food. They have hunted out all the animals around and now there is nothing left for them. Nukak can not return to the jungle, their world has already passed through an irreversible change.
A Christian symbol of cross is seen on the chest of a young Nukak boy in a refugee camp close to San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia, 3 September 2009. The Nukak Maku people, nomadic hunter-gatherers from Amazonia, were violently driven out of the jungle by the Colombian guerilla and paramilitary squads. Now, roughly cut off their original tribal lifestyle, they stuck between worlds. They learn from the (mainly Christian) aid workers to use clothes, to listen to the radio, to beg for money....
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