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The Mentawai have one of the earth’s most fascinating and best-preserved indigenous cultures. Tragically, it is perilously close to being extinguished by the unchecked tidal wave of Indonesia’s modernization. Our photographs and essays will draw you into the daily lives of these shamans and hunters. See the price they are paying for their government-initiated relocation into poorly planned and built villages, their prospects for the future and
how Native Planet aids them in cultural preservation and self-empowerment.