Visit from Survival International’s Nixiwaka Yawanawá

Students from Acorn House, Beechwood and Elizabeth College all enjoyed learning about the Amazon Rainforest first hand last week when Amazon Indian Nixiwaka Yawanawá visited. Complete with spear, bow and arrow and beautiful tribal headdress he offered students the chance to learn about the challenges facing indigenous tribes and the environment. Nixiwaka works for the global charity, Survival International, who work to protect the rights of indigenous people across the world. To find out more about their work, please see their website:

To read more, please see the following: Guernsey Press report

(photos courtesy of O. Fiddes, Survival International and D. Carruthers, Elizabeth College)