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Last week, Marc Chaussidon, director of the Institute of Geophysics in Paris (IPGP), looked at seafloor maps from a recently concluded mission and saw a new mountain. Rising from the Indian Ocean floor between Africa and Madagascar was a giant...
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“However, the basic concept of money can be a challenge in itself for many Aboriginal people, particular those from cultures where sharing is a part of your predisposed responsibilities.”
“Growing your bank account is important in Australia. It costs the average Australian $223 on housing, $193 on transport and $104 on food and drink per week. However, this is a framework that doesn’t hold for a group of people whose principles go against such a monopolistic structure.”
“Stephen Goldsmith, a Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarindjerri man from South Australia and a cultural educator, actor and performer, who talks about how generosity prevails in his community, so much so that the pleasantries of “please” and “thank you” needn’t exist.”
“He raises concerns that the importance placed on money has not only seen people without financial security; having “no money”, but that it has created a world of selfishness and greed
He sends a message from Aboriginal Australia to the world to think more about sharing with others and being generous, rather than focusing on ownership.”
Ein “Freund” fragte mich erst über WhatsApp: ‘ob ich wieder “verwendbar” sei?’
“Der Teilnehmer ist nicht VERFÜGBAR”
Bedeutet der Teilnehmer fühlt sich nur noch als Maschine, als Werkzeug, als Sklave eines Systems dem es relativ egal ist – ob er liebt – wie er lebt – was er lebt.
Die völlige Sinnentlehrung die in Destruktivität übergeht wird besonders deutlich, wenn man Ur-Völker wie die Indianer, die Inuit oder die Aborigines und ihr “Umgang” ihre “Verwendbarkeit” in der modernen (aber nicht unbedingt logischen oder nachhaltigen) westlichen betrachtet.
Man kann einem Aborigine die besten Schuhe von Nike schenken – er wird diese nicht tragen.
Diese Menschen haben Jahrzehntausende ohne Nike “Made in China” überlebt und hätten es auch die nächsten Jahrzentausende (ausser ein Meteor kommt herunter – aber das würde auch die moderne westliche Zivilisation nicht retten) getan.
Sind diese Menschen “primitiv”?
Technologisch vielleicht – aber in mancher Hinsicht vielleicht viel intelligenter als “der weiße Mann” und die Vorhersagen der Nordamerikanischen Indianer könnten “den weißen Mann” noch böse einholen – weil man Geld tatsächlich “nicht essen kann.” (wenn der letzte Fisch gefangen, der letzte Baum gefällt, s.h. Ursprung des Zitates oben)
Die Ur-Völker fallen reihenweise in Depressionen, Alkoholsucht.
Nur wenige können sich der modernen Welt/dem Kapitalismus anpassen.
Image Indian government regulations prohibit any interaction with the people on North Sentinel, an island in the Andaman Sea.CreditCreditGautam Singh/Associated Press
By Jeffrey Gettleman, Hari Kumar and Kai Schultz
NEW DELHI — John Allen Chau seemed to know that what he was about to do was extremely dangerous.
Mr. Chau, an American thought to be in his 20s, was floating in a kayak off a remote island in the Andaman Sea. He was about to set foot on one of the most sealed-off parts of India, an island inhabited by a small, enigmatic and highly isolated tribe whose members have killed outsiders for simply stepping on their shore.
Fishermen warned him not to go. Few outsiders had ever been there. And Indian government regulations clearly prohibited any interaction with people on the island, called North Sentinel.
But Mr. Chau pushed ahead, setting off in his kayak, which he had packed with a Bible. After that, it is a bit of a mystery what happened.
But the police say one thing is clear: Mr. Chau did not survive.
On Wednesday, the Indian authorities said that Mr. Chau had been shot with bows and arrows by tribesmen when he got on shore and that his body was still on the island. Fishermen who helped take Mr. Chau to North Sentinel told the police that they had seen tribesmen dragging his body on the beach.
It was a “misplaced adventure,’’ said Dependra Pathak, the police chief in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. “He certainly knew it was off limits.’’
Mr. Pathak said Mr. Chau, believed to be 26 or 27 and from Washington State, may have been trying to convert the islanders to Christianity. Right before he left in his kayak, Mr. Chau gave the fishermen a long note in case he did not come back. In it, police officials said, he had written that Jesus had bestowed him with the strength to go to the most forbidden places on Earth.
On Wednesday, in a post on Mr. Chau’s Instagram account, his family expressed deep sadness and said he was “a beloved son, brother, uncle, and best friend to us. To others he was a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT, an international soccer coach, and a mountaineer.”
They also seemed to hold out some hope that he had survived, saying the report of his death was unconfirmed. They also said they forgave those who might have been responsible for his death.
Family members did not respond to phone messages.
The Andaman and nearby Nicobar Islands are beautiful, palm-fringed specks ringed by coral in the Indian Ocean. The government controls access very carefully; of the more than 500 islands, many areas are off limits.
On Nov. 14, Mr. Chau hired a fishing boat in Port Blair, the main city in the Andamans, to take him to North Sentinel. He waited until darkness to set off, police officials said, so he would not be detected by the authorities.
T. N. Pandit, an anthropologist who visited North Sentinel several times between 1967 and 1991, said the Sentinelese people — who officially number around 50 and who hunt with spears and arrows fashioned from scraps of metal that wash up on their shores — were more hostile to outsiders than other indigenous communities living in the Andamans.
Image John Allen Chau, right, with Casey Prince, the founder of the nonprofit Ubuntu Football Academy in Cape Town, South Africa, where Mr. Chau was a coach.CreditSarah Prince/Associated Press
Once, when Mr. Pandit’s expedition offered a pig to the Sentinelese, two members of the tribe walked to the edge of the beach, “speared it” and buried it in the sand.
During another encounter, Mr. Pandit was separated from his colleagues and left alone in the water. A young tribesman on the beach pulled out a knife and “made a sign as if he was carving out my body.”
“He threatened; I understood,” Mr. Pandit said. “Contact was different with the Sentinelese,” he added, noting that the Jarawa, another tribe, “invited us to come ashore and sang songs.”
Being left alone was very important for the Sentinelese, said Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International, a group that protects the rights of indigenous tribal peoples around the world.
“This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen,” Mr. Corry said in a statement, adding that the Indian government must protect the tribe from “further invaders.”
Gift-giving expeditions to the Sentinelese stopped in 1996. The Indian Navy now enforces a buffer zone to keep people away. In 2006, the Sentinelese killed two fisherman who had accidentally drifted on shore.
According to the fishermen who helped Mr. Chau, they motored for several hours from Port Blair to North Sentinel. Mr. Chau waited until the next morning, at daybreak, to try to get ashore.
He put his kayak in the water less than half a mile out and paddled toward the island.
The fishermen said that tribesmen had shot arrows at him and that he had retreated. He apparently tried several more times to reach the island over the next two days, the police say, offering gifts such as a small soccer ball, fishing line and scissors. But on the morning of Nov. 17, the fishermen said they saw the islanders with his body.
The seven people who helped Mr. Chau reach the island have been arrested and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and with violating rules protecting aboriginal tribes.
In the Instagram post, the family asked for the release of the seven and said he had “ventured out on his own free will.”
Another case has been registered against “unknown persons” for killing Mr. Chau. But in the past, the authorities have said that it is virtually impossible to prosecute members of the protected tribes because of the area’s inaccessibility and the Indian government’s decision not to interfere in their lives.
In a blog post from several years ago, Mr. Chau said he had coached soccer, worked for AmeriCorps and that he was “an explorer at heart.” The Indian police said he had visited the Andamans at least three times.
When asked what was the top of his must-do list, Mr. Chau had written on the blog: “Going back to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India is on the top — there’s so much to see and do there!”
Follow Jeffrey Gettleman, Hari Kumar and Kai Schultz on Twitter: @gettleman, @HariNYT and @Kai_Schultz.
Ayesha Venkataraman contributed reporting. Kirk Johnson contributed reporting from Seattle and Megan Specia from New York.
A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A6 of the New York edition with the headline: Tribe Kills an American On Remote Indian Island. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe
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My delicious dinner tonight from a South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Suria KLCC Mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was mashed potatoes, chickpeas, and rice. It was pretty spicy and cost 10 Ringgit. Part 1. #indian #indianfood #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #foodie #food