Court: Eagle feathers only for American Indians

Court: Eagle feathers only for American IndiansSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Restricting use of eagle parts and feathers to members of federally recognized American Indian tribes for religious purposes does not violate the religious freedoms of non-Indians seeking the same right, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The Denver-based U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals found that such a prohibition, under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, does not violate the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

First Nation taking a cultural slant on treating dementia

First Nation taking a cultural slant on treating dementiaWhen Robin Shawanoo does memory tests for dementia in the Onedia Nation of the Thames, he asks people to name the similarities between corn and squash. His colleagues in neighbouring London, Ont., have people compare a watch and a ruler.

The subtle change is a small example of an emerging approach to Alzheimer's care — an approach focuses on treating the disease within a cultural context.

Tibetan ritual cuts through the ego

Tibetan ritual cuts through the egoThe practice of Chöd is an ancient ritual that helps people heal their unconscious fears. From the Tibetan word for "sever," Chöd can also be referred to as "cutting through the ego." Although practiced mostly by Tibetan Buddhists today, the ritual existed long before the birth of Buddhism.

Third World War to begin during Winter Games in 2014

Third World War to begin during Winter Games in 2014On March 24, well-known Russian astrologists, shamans and parapsychologists gathered to discuss forecasts for near and distant future.

"The phenomenon that they call the world financial crisis, and which, as they believe, is now ending, was not the financial crisis per se. It was just an omen of the imminent crisis. The real financial crisis is going to take place in the future," astrologist Aleksei Kolov said in the beginning of the meeting.

A Small Indian Tribe Fights a British Giant

A Small Indian Tribe Fights a British GiantNEW DELHI - A small tribe in India is pitted against a British giant like the proverbial David against Goliath. Some 8,000 members of the Dongria Kondh tribe are resisting a bid by $8 billion worth Vedanta Resources to start digging an open-pit mine to obtain bauxite, the ore from which most aluminium is extracted.