"Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite

 "Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by SatelliteHundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says.

Satellite images of the upper Amazon Basin taken since 1999 have revealed more than 200 geometric earthworks spanning a distance greater than 155 miles (250 kilometers). >>>

Giving new life to her native language, Ojibwe

Giving new life to her native language, OjibweDorene Wiese hopes to revive language and is president of the American Indian Association of Illinois.

When Dorene Wiese was a young girl she would listen to the stories her family members told as they gathered around her kitchen table.
Relatives often reminisced about harvesting rice, or more precisely manomin, from the marshes of northern Minnesota. They told stories of getting into canoes and using hand paddles to knock the grains into their baskets.>>>

Lomi Lomi massage: A sacred and sensual experience

 Lomi Lomi massage: A sacred and sensual experienceBelieved to have originated in the Hawaiian Islands Lomi Lomi massage is a form of full body massage that is unlike any other massage modality. As a client receiving a Lomi Lomi massage the main difference you will notice is that the massage is performed on your entire body at once. Unlike most other massages where the therapist uncovers and treats one body region at a time, in a Lomi Lomi massage the therapist will use long flowing strokes that go from head to toe in a continuous, rhythmic movement massaging both the top and the underside of your body. >>>

School for Shamans to Save Culture from Extinction

School for Shamans to Save Culture from ExtinctionWhile environmental groups and governmental policies are aiming at reducing deforestation and development in the Amazon rainforest to help preserve the world's most diverse terrestrial ecosystem, traditional indigenous cultures in the region are being rescued from extinction as well. For native tribes of the Northwest Amazon, shamans have long played an important role in daily life, acting as spiritual leaders and medicinal healers. Throughout the twentieth century, shamans faced such intense persecution from Roman Catholic and Protestant missionaries that some feared their ancient wisdom would be lost to the ages, but a new school in the Amazon is working to make sure that doesn't happen.>>>

The Right to Life for Mayan People

The Right to Life for Mayan PeopleGuatemala has gone through 36 years of war, and at the root of all the conflicts are differing views about the land, theorizes Fidel Xinico.

Xinico is a Kaqchiqel Mayan and Director of the Center for Global Education. He and Mayan anthropologist Ronaldo Lec, work to promote understanding of the indigenous Mayan way of life.>>>