Shaman cave on the Olkhon Island: Baikal Lake legends

Shaman cave on the Olkhon Island: Baikal Lake legendsOlkhon Island is usually called "heart of Baikal". It is situated in the centre of Baikal Lake and combines all the types of Baikal ecosystems, including taiga, rocky mountains and steppes. The local public, the Buryats, believes this place is a cacred one, and its sights, like Burkhan cape (or Shaman cape) with a Shaman cave are tied with such idea. Olkhon has long been a kind of Mecca for the shamanistic world of Siberia. Moreover, Olkhon is an unbelievable beautiful place, free of typical Siberian evil, spoiling the effect from outdoor leisure - mosquitoes and ticks.

Aboriginal academy launched

Aboriginal academy launchedAN Aboriginal academy offering employment and life skills to help the indigenous community enter the workforce was launched in Joondalup this week.

Kaila Riley (23), who spoke at the event, was one of the first students to train at the Aboriginal Academy of Sport, Health and Education.

“The opportunity to be one of the first students to train at the academy and what I have achieved through my training there has changed my life,” Kaila said.

Dream Symbols - Waters of dreams

Dream Symbols - Waters of dreamsIn drugstore dream dictionaries we are told that water, as a dream symbol, is about emotions. Well, ye-es, it maybe, but what you find in your dream waters and what I find may be very different things.

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Jaguars Studied With Motion-Sensing Cameras In Venezuela

Jaguars Studied With Motion-Sensing Cameras In VenezuelaThe search begins where a dirt road ends, in a forest festooned with vines and filled with the chatter of trilling birds. This is the realm of jaguars, and a young biologist has made it her mission to find them.

Emiliana Isasi-Catala wades through a creek and moves nimbly through the foliage, scanning the dark earth covered with fallen leaves for the distinctive round toes of jaguar tracks and the faint trails of smaller animals they prey on: agoutis, tapirs, peccaries and armadillos.

Sacred re-burial of Aboriginal remains

Sacred re-burial of Aboriginal remainsThe remains of Aboriginal people, removed from caves in the central Kimberley one hundred years ago, will today be laid to rest by their descendants.

The burial sites, located north of Fitzroy Crossing, were raided during scientific expeditions in about 1910.

The bones ended up in museums and universities across the world.

They were recently returned to the Bunuba people for re-burial.

The Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre's Neil Carter says it will be a moving time for everyone involved.