Message from the Maasai

Maasai pastoralists are threatened with losing their lands. Photo: LifeMosaic

Video: Message from The Maasai

The Maasai from Tanzania are one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The Tanzanian government has just announced that it plans to evict thousands of Maasai families from their lands so that wealthy tourists can use them for elite hunting safaris. This is a video message from the Maasai to request global solidarity for their struggle to protect their territory and culture.

 

Please watch and share widely.

 

Take action by signing the petition on Avaaz

Read more about the recent developments: Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land  on The Guardian

Video Source: LifeMosaic / NGOnet


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