In the first half-hour, we turn our focus to Brazil and the implications for the Indigenous peoples and the environment as a result of the recent election. Dr. Alan Tormaid Campbell has a Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Oxford in England. He taught in an anthropology department at Edinburgh University in Scotland for 20 years. Alan first met the Wayapí people of Northern Brazil in 1974 and stayed with them until 1976. He has visited them regularly ever since and will try to visit again in January 2019. Alan's best-known book on the Wayapí is “Getting to know Waiwai”. The Wayapí Indigenous Area has been formally demarcated, and it will be difficult, though not impossible, for the newly elected Bolsonaro to annul that protection.
In the second half-hour, returning guest Anne Keala Kelly talks with us about recent developments concerning the Thirty Meter Telescope, known as the TMT, on Hawai’i Island. Keala (Native Hawaiian), joins us regularly to discuss issues affecting Native Hawaiians and other Indigenous peoples of the Pacific. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Keala's documentary film, "Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii," has been screened and broadcasted internationally and is widely taught in university courses that focus on colonization, Indigenous cultures, and the Pacific.