'Real' Na'vi of India Beg James Cameron to Save Their Tribe Maureen O'Connor · 03/09/10 03:48AM An 8000-person tribe is angling to become a cause célèbre via Avatar. "Appeal to James Cameron. Avatar is fantasy... and real," their ad in Variety implores. The Dongria Kondh's land is being mined and polluted. Luckily, their publicist is shrewd.