Journalist and author Scott Wallace has dedicated years to documenting the so-called "unconquered" tribes of South America. This hour, we sit down with Wallace who, in addition to traveling and writing, is a professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut.
We walk along the path that guided Wallace into the thick of the Amazon, and learn about the issues threatening the forest's most isolated people today.
- Scott Wallace - Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Connecticut; he’s also a contributor to National Geographic and author of The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes (@wallacescott)
National Geographic: Isolated Nomads Are Under Siege in the Amazon Jungle - "The government agency responsible for indigenous affairs is Fundação Nacional do Índio, or FUNAI. The agency’s Department of Isolated and Recently Contacted Indians has placed Arariboia at the top of a list of Amazonian flash points, where tribes are at greatest risk of imminent contact. But severe cuts to FUNAI’s budget have made it all the more challenging to safeguard isolated tribes such as the Awá from the inexorable pressures of a resource-hungry global economy."
This show originally aired on April 9, 2019.