Sweat lodge built along Skunk Creek helps people heal

Sweat lodge built along Skunk Creek helps people healEven for someone trying to navigate the spiritual dimensions of this without a map, the eagles are significant. While they donít definitively refute coincidence as the principle at work in this story, the sight of the big birds wheeling overhead does give a good nudge toward the notion of one manís attempt to reach into his culture to improve life around him and anotherís generosity to accommodate the effort to find favor with a higher power. However you define that power.

I Visited a Chickasaw Healer

I Visited a Chickasaw HealerOutside Oklahoma City, the day after Christmas, I found myself lying on a massage table draped in Native American quilts. No sooner had a bear blanket covered me than the Chickasaw medicine man began dusting my body with a feather covered in white sage powder.

Tribute to the bald eagle

Tribute to the bald eagleHARTFORD ó A Native American craftswoman working to preserve her tribeís culture shared artifacts and stories of Kiowa history with about 30 people Saturday afternoon at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower. Attendees also saw a traditional dance performed.

Russian banya a treat at the Sochi Olympics

Russian banya a treat at the Sochi OlympicsKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia "What's the score?" asks Svetlana Fedorenko as she enters a bathhouse in the Caucasus Mountains with her husband and friends: The U.S.-Russia hockey game was on, and most of the country was glued to a television.

Russia: Siberian shaman prays for Olympic luck

Russia: Siberian shaman prays for Olympic luckA shaman in a remote Siberian village has been broadcast on national TV performing traditional rituals to bring luck to the Russian Olympic team, it appears.