Why October 6 - Mongolian Mythology - Oyu Tolgoi Agreement

Why October 6 - Mongolian Mythology - Oyu Tolgoi AgreementOn October 6, 2009 Ivanhoe Mines signed a long-term Investment Agreement with the Government of Mongolia that establishes a comprehensive framework for the construction and operation of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex in Mongolia’s South Gobi Region. Was this date chosen deliberately? Is it related to Mongolian Buddhist mythology?

Why on October 6 2009 ?>>>

A Shaman in the ER Ward

A Shaman in the ER WardHospitals in the U.S. evolved following scientific principals and traditions of Western medicine. In our immigrant nation, those practices may conflict with a patient’s belief systems and notions of healing.

In traditional Hmong culture, it is believed that illness occurs when the soul wanders from the body. Shamans, like Kang Thao, help call the soul home.Hospitals in St. Paul, Minn., have served a large population of Hmong people from northern Laos since the 1970s. Over time, hospital administrators have learned to incorporate some Hmong practices into routine treatments by inviting spiritual healers inside patient wards. >>>

Spirituality in the gardens of R.I. history

Spirituality in the gardens of R.I. historyThe Antram-Gray House separates the Native-American garden from the Colonial kitchen garden at the Roger Williams National Memorial. The horticulture practices and the plants of the two 17th-century gardens are very different from each other, but the two plots share a common spiritual seed.>>>

Traditions fade as China settles nomads in towns

Traditions fade as China settles nomads in townsHerding reindeer and hunting bears and boars in the forests on Siberia's fringe was Gu Gejun's life. Now his rifle has been confiscated, and the only reindeer he herds are in an urban tourist park.

China has moved most of the small Ewenki ethnic group from the steppe to the city, giving its members better access to medical services, education and jobs but, inevitably, changing their traditions. >>>

Uruguay’s Afro-cultural tradition becomes world heritage

Uruguay’s Afro-cultural tradition becomes world heritageCandombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.>>>