Army still threatens sacred site

Army still threatens sacred siteThe Comanche Nation and the U.S. Army have been battling over a proposed training/service center for the Fort Sill complex that was to be built on Medicine Bluff, a sacred site of not just the Comanche, but also the Kiowas, the Wichitas and the Apaches.
Last year, the Army changed locations after a federal Judge blocked construction and ruled that all four bluffs had to be visible for the spiritual well-being of the Comanche people. The Army can still appeal the ruling, and the Comanche administration believes they will appeal in an attempt to drag out the litigation until the tribe runs out of money.>>>

The beckoning silence: Why half of the world's languages are in serious danger of dying out

The beckoning silence: Why half of the worldOf the 6,500 languages spoken in the world, half are expected to die out by the end of this century. Now, one man is trying to keep those voices alive by reigniting local pride in heritage and identity.
High up, perched among the remote hilltops of eastern Nepal, sits a shaman, resting on his haunches in long grass. He is dressed simply, in a dark waistcoat and traditional kurta tunic with a Nepalese cap sitting snugly on his head.>>>

Firm seeks carbon deal for Brazilian tribes

Firm seeks carbon deal for Brazilian tribesBrazilian tribes should be entitled to billions of carbon credits in return for sustainable management of their forests, according to a new legal opinion from a major law firm.

At the Copenhagen climate conference, countries are expected to finance the preservation of forests around the world by awarding them carbon credits that can be sold to rich nations as a way for them to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.

Shamans donít want to be rich

Shamans donít want to be richTuva, poverty-stricken and isolated on the Mongolian border, wants to return to ancestral values. But is this possible with the country now threatened by climate change, with its snow cover dwindling and rainfall erratic? >>>

Andean nations seek revival for ancient Inca tongue

Andean nations seek revival for ancient Inca tongueA shaman blows a bull's horn on festival day and pivots to clouds of burning incense in a purification ceremony, all shot on video.

The snapshot of native American life opens "Nukanchik Yuyay," a twice-daily newscast in Quechua, the language spoken by millions of people across the Andes and enjoying a revival as even presidents take up its cause.>>>