Brazil Host The First World Indigenous Games

A parade of feathered headdresses, grass skirts and body make-up was on show as more than 2,000 competitors joined the opening ceremony at the first World Indigenous Games in Brazil.

Athletes from The Ingorot tribe in the Philippines, New Zealand’s Maori and indigenous people from Ethiopia, Mongolia and Canada danced and sang in Palmas, a small city in the central state of Tocatins.

From the host country, 24 different indigenous groups are taking part in the games which was previously an all-Brazilian affair.

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Source Credits: Henry Austin in International Business Times. The photo above is by Francisco Medeiros/ASCOM Ministerio in United Nations Development Program portal.

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