Powwow unites dance, song and story
Olissa Dominguez performed the Girls’ Fancy Shawl Dance at Saturday’s Traditional Pow-Wow wearing soft moccasins and a colorful butterfly shawl carefully sewn by her mother and grandmother.
It’s not a costume, she stressed. “It’s called regalia,” the 12-year-old Pacific Middle School student said: traditional Native American garb, hand-made based on designs passed down through generations, which holds meanings not obvious to the casual observer.>>>
A DRY, biting wind swept in from the Sahara as my young guide, David Dolo; my driver, Mahmadou; and I followed a local animist priest up a rocky trail in Dogon country in central Mali. Below us, the village of Hombori stretched across the yellow plain; above, I could make out hollows in the sandstone cliff face — natural grottoes used as burial chambers for more than a thousand years. After trudging for a half-hour up the punishing cliffside path, we stopped before a cave from which emanated a musty smell.>>>Return of the natives
James Cameron's Avatar tells the story of a disabled ex-marine, sent from earth to infiltrate a race of blue-skinned aboriginal people on a distant planet and persuade them to let his employer mine their homeland for natural resources. Through a complex biological manipulation, the hero's mind gains control of his "avatar", in the body of a young aborigine.
These aborigines are deeply spiritual and live in harmony with nature (they can plug a cable that sticks out of their body into horses and trees to communicate with them).>>>>
French archaeologists announced Wednesday the discovery outside Cairo of the burial chamber of a mysterious queen from Egypt's Old Kingdom more than 4,000 years ago.
The necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo has yielded a string of new discoveries as 10 different teams excavate a previously untouched area of these burial grounds were used continuously for more than 2,000 years until Roman times.>>>
Before steam engines and calls of ‘all aboard,’ Roseville was home to the Maidu Indians.
For more than 4,000 years, the Maidu occupied Roseville and established a unique lifestyle that is on display at the newly re-opened Maidu Museum.
The museum recently moved into a 7,200 square-foot roundhouse, a building modeled after the traditional Native American ceremonial meeting place.>>>