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Activists outraged over auction of sacred Hopi tribal objects

Activists vowed Thursday to block the proposed sale of sacred objects originating from Arizona’s Hopi tribe at a Paris auction, just months after a similar controversy stoked outrage. Tribal people’s advocacy group Survival International said it would go to court in the French capital on Tuesday in an attempt to…

Leave isolated Amazon natives alone, Peru says

Peruvian officials on Tuesday urged outsiders to stay away from isolated Amazon basin rainforest natives after pictures of “uncontacted” tribe members were published online. Mariela Huacchillo with the Peru’s office for Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) told AFP that even indirect contact with the indigenous people could spread deadly viruses that…