Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural Heritage

Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural HeritageWeavers of traditional ancestral designs argue the Guatemalan government has a responsibility to protect their Mayan culture from outside exploitation.

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items Bill

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items BillThe Navajo Nation has thrown its support behind legislation that would strengthen a federal law that prohibits exporting Native American sacred and traditional items.

CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for Patients

CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for PatientsToday the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto celebrated the opening of an Aboriginal Sweat Lodge and traditional ceremonial grounds. CAMH is the first hospital in Ontario to have a fully operational Sweat Lodge.

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year	The Andean, Amazonian, Guarani, Kolla, and Mapuche among other people from other cultures, commemorate the new Andean-Amazonian year on June 21st, which is called 'machaq mara' in Aymara and 'mosoq wata' in Quechua.

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in Brazil

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in BrazilSAO PAULO (AP) A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.