Indigenous Peoples & Human Rights
Thom has explored the far
reaches of Mongolia, kayaked the North Pacific coast, and Arctic rivers, and led
expeditions into the rainforests of Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand, Burma, Laos and
the Philippines. His explorations have focused on investigating and
documenting the situation of the world's indigenous peoples.
Thom has spent an extensive
period of time with many indigenous peoples including the Penan of Borneo,
the Mentawai of Siberut Island, Indonesia, the Haida of the Pacific Northwest, the Maori of
New Zealand, and the Moken along the Thai/Burma coast of the Andaman Sea.
Thom has worked hard to bring
environmental and human rights abuses of indigenous peoples to the world's
Thom has written books about both the Penan and the Mentawai peoples:
Penan - Voice for the Borneo Rainforest
Living Legend of the Mentawai
Online Photo Galleries
See photos of the Penan and the Mentawai.
Note that the photo galleries open in a new window. Close the photo
gallery window when finished to return here.
Penan of Borneo Photo Gallery
Mentawai of Indonesia Photo Gallery