Photographer: Nikki Odderstol Title: The Embera Taken in March of 2011. We visited one of the few remaining indigenous tribes of the Embera in Panama. To prove their manhood, young men must master the art of canoeing; part of that entails taking tourists into the jungle using canoes. Today it had just rained, so they could easily maneuver through the river.. The young man is looking the the left in search of crocodiles to ensure that none approach the canoes.