구글어스/LatLong 2009.10.23 13:45 Posted by 푸른하늘이
지난주에 캘리포니아 산 라페엘(San Rafael)에서 제 20회 바이오니어즈 컨퍼런스가 열렸고, 여기에 다양한 원주민이나 관련 기관들, 비영리기관들이 참여했었는데, 알미르 추장님은 구글어스 아웃리치(Google Earth Outreach)팀과 함께 “활을 내리고 랩탑을(Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops)” 구글어스 투어를 선보였다고 합니다.
이 구글어스 투어를 돌리면 1960년대로부터 현재에 이르기 까지 수루이족이 어떻게 외부 문명세계와 인연을 맺고 고난을 받았으며, 다시 어떻게 회복되었는지를 보실 수 있습니다. 맨 첫부분을 보시면 처음 인연을 맺었을 때 5,000 명이었던 인구가 2년만에 290명으로 줄어들었다는 내용이 나옵니다.
수루이 족 및 알미르 추자님에 대한 자세한 내용은 2007년 6월, 2008년 8월 글을 읽어보시면 됩니다.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM
Posted by Chief Almir Surui
[We've invited Chief Almir Surui to write a guest post about the ways the Surui tribe of Brazil has been using Google Earth -- Ed.]
Among the Surui tribe of the state of Rondonia in Brazil, a gift is given when a gift is received. This is how our Bioneers experience ended – with an exchange of gifts between Māori tribal representative, Wikuki Kingi of New Zealand, and myself. Presented with a fertility amulet carved out of whale bone, I, Chief Almir Surui, responded by offering a necklace of traditional beads from around my neck.
This past weekend, at the 20th anniversary of the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California indigenous representatives, socially-conscious entrepreneurs and foundations, as well as other green-minded participants, gathered for an exchange of ideas to discuss innovative solutions to the social issues that matter in the “new” green revolution. Honored to be a part of this forum, I and my colleagues, Rebecca Moore, Manager of Google Earth Outreach, and Vasco van Roosmalen, Brazil Director of the Amazon Conservation Team, unveiled the “Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops” Google Earth tour. Our goal with this tour is to tell the world about my people, the Surui, our struggles and our successes, and how our lessons-learned can contribute toward a more sustainable world for everyone. This tour uses Google Earth to share the history and realities of the Surui people and our contributions to preserving the world’s largest rainforest – the Amazon.
In September 1969 – only 40 years ago - the first white men entered our forests. With great hope, we welcomed these visitors in order to build peaceful relations with the outside world. However, our hope for the future was met with great tragedy. Just two years after first contact, the Surui population had dropped from 5,000 people to only 290. Not only did we lose our people to new diseases, our culture was threatened with extinction as a result of the deaths of our elders. At 17, I assumed a leadership role and am now looking to the outside world with renewed hope.
The illegal logging of the rainforest in our territory began by outsiders two decades ago, and still continues today. With help from the Amazon Conservation Team, Kaninde, Google Earth Outreach and other partners, we are bringing the Surui story to the world so that we can strengthen our ability to protect and sustainably manage the 600,000 acres of threatened rainforest which is our home.
Explore the tour in Google Earth