The Maasai are one of the most culturally distinct tribes in Africa. They can be found in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania but their nomadic way of life is under threat. Will the changes that come with land rights, education, religion and modernization change this tribe forever?
The Sami have practiced traditional reindeer herding since the 17th century. Reindeer herding is more than just a profession but a way of life. But this tribe is facing external threats to their centuries-old way of life. As climate change, mining, infrastructure, renewable energy and tourism businesses pop up around the Sami’s homeland, the younger generation no longer feel bound to traditional occupations.
It is essentially the conflict between the 'man and the wild' that has driven the Baiga tribe out of the Kanha National Park. While the tribe considers tigers of Kanha as their brothers, the authorities consider these people a threat to the wildlife. Before Kanha forest was declared a national park in 1955, the tree worshiping tribe lived in the forest that used to provide everything that they needed for their survival. They have now been relocated from the core region of the forest to the outskirts of the wildlife reserve, in order to protect animal life.