Expert who devoted his life to protecting isolated Amazon tribes killed by tribesman’s arrow

schumi

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Brasilia - A top expert on isolated Amazon tribes in Brazil was killed by an arrow that struck him in the chest as he approached an indigenous group, friends and a police witness said on Thursday.

Rieli Franciscato, 56, had spent his career as an official in the government's indigenous affairs agency Funai, working to set up reservations to protect Brazil's tribes.

On Wednesday, as he moved close to a hitherto uncontactedindigenous group, he was hit by an arrow above the heart in theforest near the Uru Eu Wau Wau reservation in the westernBrazilian state of Rondonia near the border with Bolivia.

"He cried out, pulled the arrow from his chest, ran 50meters and collapsed, lifeless," a policeman who accompanied theexpedition said in an audio posted on social media.


The Kanindé Ethno-Environmental Defense Association hehelped found in the 1980s said the indigenous group had noability to distinguish between a friend or a foe from the outside world.

More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/ex...ns-arrow-bd68d446-a0cb-54e1-ab9c-9084c0d87d20
 

r4nd0m

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RIP, but statistically he was taking a chance on every encounter and rolling the dice.

RNG was not on his side this time.
 

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The Kanindé Ethno-Environmental Defense Association he helped found in the 1980s said the indigenous group had no ability to distinguish between a friend or a foe from the outside world.

Are these people somehow genetically inferior that they cannot do this basic task or is their culture simply garbage?

I don't think there is much benefit to keeping these people isolated from the rest of the world TBH.

You have to do this if you want to protect them. They have to understand that there are other people in the world who will quite happily run an arrow-proof tractor over their village. Once they understand this, you can work with them to establish their land as private property.
 

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Does anybody know if he was shot out of anger.
Maybe he was shot for food.
 

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eg2505

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was this guy a missionary? trying to spread the gospel to the tribes of the Amazon?

did he try that idea of that other guy who visited north sentinel island? and got killed by the natives?
 
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Will they be charged with murder? Probably not.

If a Khoi person shoots you with his arrow? Murder charge?
Unless there's exclusions for "primitive indigenous people", which there probably is(?), and the victim didn't break any laws, then I don't see why not. If it's the law to do so, then do it.

These indigenous people can just do whatever they want and get away with it. Smh.
Constant throwaway sarcasm is so tiring.
EDIT: so tiring, that even you deleted it from your comment...and then the entire comment too apparently.

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He engaged them in pan shot without prepping? :unsure:

Rieli Franciscato, 56, had spent his career as an official in the government's indigenous affairs agency Funai, working to set up reservations to protect Brazil's tribes.
On Wednesday, as he moved close to a hitherto uncontacted indigenous group, he was hit by an arrow above the heart in the forest near the Uru Eu Wau Wau reservation.
Well, who wouldn't be out for vengeance if some government gave your birthplace such a horseshit name?
 
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