Buriti and Cotton Hammocks

Made by the Yawalapiti indigenous tribe in Xingu Park, Brazil and brought to Brooklyn by Incausa

Brooklyn-based Incausa continues to work relentlessly on their mission to financially support, empower and preserve indigenous tribes in Brazil via unique social business endeavors. They are now working with the Yawalapiti for the first time, after Incausa founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira visited them at the Aldeia Multi Etnica event last summer. (He notes that the last census marked about 170 Yawalapiti people left in …

Images From the First-Ever World Indigenous Games

Nearly two dozen countries, including New Zealand, Brazil, Finland, Mongolia and more, are currently in the midst of a nine-day competition called the World Indigenous games—the very first of its kind. Indigenous groups from each country are going head-to-head in archery, log-carrying, tug-of-war and even beauty pageants. Mashable has gathered some of the most captivating photos from the contests so far, and they offer a …