Uncontacted Tribes Don't Need the ''Protection'' of Western Anthropologists
Making contact with highly vulnerable uncontacted peoples risks undercutting recent advances.
By Stephen Corry

US anthropologists Robert Walker and Kim Hill recently published an article in Science to argue that governments are violating their responsibility to “protect” isolated tribes if they eschew contact with them. Their argument threatens to undercut advances in indigenous rights that have painstakingly evolved over a generation…