Celebrating Native American Heritage

Celebrating Native American HeritageSongs had many purposes in Native American tribes ó they could be prayers to the Great Spirit, lullabies, medicine songs urging illnesses away or asking for rain or game, death songs and songs honoring accomplishments or honorable visitors. Drums were the most important instrument to Native Americans, he said, as their beat is interconnected with the beat of the human heart

First Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru Created

First Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru CreatedThe Wampis people of Peru recently created the nationís first Autonomous Indigenous Government, which does not seek independence from Peru but intends to protect their rights and their territory.

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five GendersThe Native American belief is that some people are born with the spirits of both genders and express them so perfectly. It is if they have two spirits in one body.

Tribe to distribute heirloom seeds Feb. 1

Tribe to distribute heirloom seeds Feb. 1The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops and plants starting Monday, Feb. 1. The Cherokee Nation keeps an inventory of seeds from rare breeds of corn, beans, squash, gourds, Trail of Tears beads, tobacco and several plants traditionally used for Cherokee customs.

Mexican shaman predicts Trump will lose GOP nomination, make 3rd party run

 Mexican shaman predicts Trump will lose GOP nomination, make 3rd party runAntonio Vazquez Alba, known in Mexico the Great Shaman, has predicted that billionaire businessman Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee in the United States. He said the real estate mogul will fail because of his campaign's many "missteps," but he will use his financial resources to make an independent run to the White House. "He's burning himself, he doesn't need them to burn him," Vazquez said.