Cultures of 'magic' and healing
Historically, traditional medicine has been frowned on by modern Western medicine. While some swear by ancient practices, some cultural traditions have become increasingly dangerous. Already more than 20 young men have died in South Africa after undergoing traditional Xhosa circumcision ceremonies.As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels Pain
For over 20 years, the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Amazon have protested the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte. In 1989, a gripping image captured just how seriously the Indians took the issue: a photo showed Tuíra, a woman warrior of the Kayapó tribe, threatening to slice the face of an engineer with her machete at a meeting between Indians and dam officials.Thayong Kom tribe celebrates 235 years of settlement
Along with a scintillating presentation of their rise and birth, Kom tribe of Thayong on Saturday laid the memorial stone to mark 235 years of their peaceful settlement in the village.
The graceful occasion was attended by MLA of Lamlai Assembly Constituency Kshetrimayum Biren as chief guest.
Most of the thousands of tons of branches that fell in the April 9 ice storm soon will become the property of a contracted grinding company, but a small number are headed to the South Dakota State Penitentiary for use in Native American sweat lodge ceremonies.Brazil Indians Occupy Belo Monte Dam Site
The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory statement, the Secretariat General of the Presidency accused some indigenous leaders of dishonesty and involvement in illegal gold mining.