Indigenous Students Association proposes new sweat lodge for UBC

Indigenous Students Association proposes new sweat lodge for UBCIndigenous UBC students may soon be getting a new sweat lodge on campus — provided they can obtain permission.
Representatives of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning met with members of the Indigenous Students Association (InSA) on Friday, March 14, to discuss the possibility of building a new lodge on campus.

Defending Against the Landeaters,

Defending Against the Landeaters,The internationally respected Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa will be visiting California in April to talk about protecting the rainforests and his spiritual life, both of which are connected in his recent book. He will be traveling with Survival International (SI) Research Director Fiona Watson, an ally of the Yanomami and friend to Kopenawa for more than 20 years.

Ancient African "Seers"

Ancient African "Seers"African Shaman, the earliest specialists on earth, were the first African storytellers, healers, priests, magicians, dramatists, and diviners. To speak of God was to symbolize the unified or total idea of the creator of everything real--e.g. a

David Beckham meets ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’

David Beckham meets ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’David Beckham has visited the Yanomami tribe in Brazil in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, and met their most prominent spokesperson Davi Kopenawa, known as the ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’.

The making of a Dayak shaman

The making of a Dayak shamanFor the Dayak Samanakng community in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, a visit to the local shaman, or boretn, has been a tradition for centuries.
Although several community health centers (Puskesmas) have opened in the last twenty years, people still believe that the boretn, who typically use traditional herbs and mantras to preserve well-being, can heal a variety of ailments, from those induced by black magic to severe disease.