Emyra Wajapi was murdered yesterday by miners who invaded his indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon. According to UNESCO, it is a tiny community of fewer than a 600 people with a unique language and culture. In particular, their highly sophisticated system of body art, called kusiwa, expresses their worldview and serves communicative purposes. I am fascinated to learn more about them, but can’t find a source quickly. But even this information tells me that his death is not only an attack on a person, but on a whole way of experiencing the world. This is what the loss of indigenous languages and cultures means: it is an irrevocable loss for all of humanity, and we need to do all we can to stop it. Spreading awareness of the beauty and complexity and value of these worldviews in a small piece I can do.