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News from the Nukak


Amazon nomads face 'imminent extinction'

Colombia’s last nomadic hunter-gatherer tribe, the Nukak, is in ‘imminent danger of physical and cultural extinction’, according to the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PTT), which investigates and tries human rights violations around the world.

Amazon nomads face 'imminent extinction'

Colombia’s last nomadic hunter-gatherer tribe, the Nukak, is in ‘imminent danger of physical and cultural extinction’, according to the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PTT), which investigates and tries human rights violations around the world.

Isolated Indians targeted by rebels and army

One hundred and thirty Nukak Indians, some of the last nomadic Indians in the Amazon, have fled their rainforest homes after becoming caught up in Colombia’s civil war.

Suicide of Amazon nomad leader

A leader of the nomadic Nukak tribe has committed suicide after drinking a poison usually used by his people to kill fish.

Amazon nomads ask to go home

The nomadic Nukak tribe, who were recently moved by Colombian authorities to a new camp far from their traditional lands, have asked to return to their own homes. The plea comes after the death of a nine year old Nukak boy and a severe flu epidemic which

International experts visit the Nukak

A team of international experts are today due to visit the nomadic Nukak tribe, who fled their forest home after Colombia’s drug war overran them.