Many indigenous tribal peoples don't think their cultures are in conflict with the cultures of industrialised societies.
They too are contemporary peoples. Like people in industrialised countries, they constantly adapt to the challenges presented by the modern world.
Many indigenous peoples work at being part of both worlds. They use modern technology to help them keep their traditions alive and adapt them to the modern world. Technologies such as:
- the Internet
- mobile phones
- radios, and
- motor vehicles.
For example, traditional Maasai herding routes have been disrupted by fences and roads. So the Maasai use trucks to transport their cattle through cities.
Inuit use the Internet to communicate with each other, to post stories of their lives and of the Arctic, and to sell craft products.
Villagers in many parts of the world use mobile phones to help them run small businesses. Some use television, radio and the Internet to publicise land rights claims and violations
Survival: People and their Land tells the stories of some of the world's indigenous people who are fighting to keep their ancient cultures alive within the modern world.
You can speak directly to the people whose stories are told in the display at Kelvingrove and its interactive.
Follow the links on the left hand side of this page.