The 2015 Indigenous Games kick off on Friday in Brazil's Amazon region, bringing together thousands of indigenous people from some 22 countries to compete in sporting events and share their culture with other groups.

Brazil politicians are looking at 'nationalising' the Amazon in a bid to protect its resources
Brazil's Amazon region where the Indigenous Games 2015 are being held. 

The games run until October 31 and players will showcase their skills in events such as tug of war, archery and spear tossing, as well as games such as football. Read more:

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