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March 2003: Visiting the Embera Drua tribe (PANAMA)

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The canoes, built by the Indu'
The canoes, built by the Indu'
Climbing the river...
Climbing the river...
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The river starts to get pretty shallow....
The river starts to get pretty shallow....
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12 people on a very narrow canoe and very shallow water...
12 people on a very narrow canoe and very shallow water...
Still pushing....
Still pushing....
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The kids from the village welcome us!
The kids from the village welcome us!
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The port :))
The port :))
The entrance of the village
The entrance of the village
A part of the village
A part of the village
The access way to one of the houses
The access way to one of the houses
One of the leaders of the tribe explains how things work in their community; in the school kids are tought also english.
One of the leaders of the tribe explains how things work in their community; in the school kids are tought also english.
The main leader of the group is announced: 76 years old and still in good shape.
The main leader of the group is announced: 76 years old and still in good shape.
The oldest woman in the tribe: 86. The school is the only building not built totally with natural elements
The oldest woman in the tribe: 86. The school is the only building not built totally with natural elements
A woman shows us how hand crafts are made
A woman shows us how hand crafts are made
An example....
An example....
... not bad, huh?
... not bad, huh?
Two little girls
Two little girls
A girl with her little pet ;)
A girl with her little pet ;)
The sports facility... :))
The sports facility... :))
Playing happily
Playing happily
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Kooking....
Kooking....
Another area of the village, that totals about 80 inhabitants
Another area of the village, that totals about 80 inhabitants
Dancing....
Dancing....
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My aunt Monique :)
My aunt Monique :)
On the way back 22 people were transported in ONE small canoe
On the way back 22 people were transported in ONE small canoe
Pit Stop for a short swim
Pit Stop for a short swim
Unfortunately the picture does not give justice to the beauty of the place
Unfortunately the picture does not give justice to the beauty of the place
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Here we were totally stuck! Some of us had to get down and push ;))
Here we were totally stuck! Some of us had to get down and push ;))