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North Sentinel Island: uncontacted tribes’ ‘right to be left alone’ doesn’t gel with broader human rights

John Allen Chau knew he might die. The 26-year-old US evangelical missionary was killed, in late November, on North Sentinel Island, by members of the indigenous community that he sought to convert to Christianity.

  • Karolina Follis
  • The Conversation

He saw this as his life’s mission – and understood the risks.

North Sentinel Island is part of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It is home to the Sentinelese people, who are among the world’s last uncontacted tribes – that is, indigenous groups that…

Most past efforts to contact the Sentinelese have been met with hostility.

No missionary has…

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