The hunter-gatherer Hadza people are thought to have lived in Yaeda Chini, in Tanzania's Central Rift valley, for up to 100,000 years. The men hunt with bows and arrows; the woman gather roots and tubers. Wild honey is collected from baobab trees; hunters follow a 'honeyguide' bird to a hive. Over the past 50 years, however, the Hadza has lost 90% of its land. In 2008 I spent a week with the tribe on the shores of Lake Eyasi. Photographs ©Joanna Eede
In 2012, I snow-shoed across Quebec and Labrador for three weeks with a team of forty Innu Indians - led by an Innu man named Giant -
who were following ancestral migration trails. For 7,500 years the Innu were semi-nomadic. They were an active, strong people sustained by a diet of caribou, berries and fish and united by a love of 'Nitassinan' (the country). During the mid 20th century, the Innu were pressurised into settling into fixed communities. Separated from the touchstones of their lives, having lost almost everything that made up the fabric of their collective identity, entire communities succumbed to confusion and self-loathing and as a people, they fell apart. Giant led the expedition to reconnect young Innu to their homelands. "My ancestors used to walk this way," one Elder told me. "I can feel them here."