A capital celebration of First Nations

A capital celebration of First NationsFor more than 4,000 years, the Victoria area has been home to the Coast Salish people, who originally settled at the Inner Harbour. So it's only fitting that Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in the Capital will feature traditional drums reverberating across the water on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/life/capital+celebration+First+Nations/3165359/story.html#ixzz0r7cqIV9U

Aboriginal graduates honoured

Aboriginal graduates honouredSOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Aboriginal graduates celebrated during the sixth annual honour ceremony last Saturday at the Yellowknife River on Saturday.
Students from Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, Aurora College's Yellowknife/North Slave Campus and, for the first year, Kalemi Dene School in Ndilo participated in the event.

A reason to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day

A reason to celebrate on National Aboriginal DayNational Abor­iginal Day, ON June 21, is a time for our country’s first people and their descendants to celebrate and share their cultures and values with other Canadians.

It’s also a day when all of us can reflect on the place of aboriginal people in our society.

Mongolia: spirit world or camel's milk will cure the ill

   Mongolia: spirit world or camelYou cannot refuse the airag or fermented mare's milk that my colleagues at this provincial hospital decant from a jerry can. There are dozens of words in Mongolian for milk products, from aaruul (dried curds fashioned into teeth-breaking shapes), arkhi (milk distilled until clear and potent), to öröm (dried cream packed into camels' stomachs). My colleagues tell me airag is good for my stomach, but my stomach can't agree.

Toucan Native Totem

Toucan Native TotemSome might think that the Toucan would be an unusual bird to be one of the Native American Totem Animals. After all, you might say, Brother Toucan is not indigenous to North America. Remember the animal spirit that decides you need to share in it’s medicine does not have to be one that lives near you.