Questions We Face


Should the tribes be visited by outsiders?

What impact does our visit have on tribal society?

What image do we portray about who we are and where we come from during our visit based on our own behavior?

Should indigenous people be compensated in some manner for having visitors?

Are we really welcome in their villages or do they just want money?

What do the indigenous people think of us as outsiders looking in?

Should visitors be permitted to or expected to trade goods or leave gifts behind for tribal members?

Are we really all so different from each other?

Should interested parties be educated prior to being permitted to visiting certain tribes?

Should rules and regulation guidelines be formed to protect the indigenous people from the outsiders who visit them?

Do photographs of indigenous cultures lead to knowledge and make a difference?