U.S. Teen Dies After Taking Hallucinogenic Drug, Ayahuasca, in Peru
Drug tourism is not rare to parts of the Peruvian rainforest, where travelers from North America and Europe come to sample the supposed healing qualities and hallucinogenic effects of ayahuasca, a traditional herbal medicine.
In the Southwest traditional healing methods, like herbal remedies, often stem from old Mexican and Native American customs. But these practices have been overshadowed by modern Western medicine and some are being forgotten.From Heartbreaking Miscomprehension Comes New Understanding
Today, itís hard enough for doctors and patients to communicate effectively, even if they share the same primary language. But layer on not only language differences, but also a yawning cultural chasm, and a visit to western medicine might lead to a child being removed from the care of her parents.Medicine wheel dedicated at Teaching Family Homes
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribe members visited Teaching Family Homes in Marquette Tuesday to bless a new "serenity circle."
The circle is made in the design of a medicine wheel - a Native American tradition symbolizing natural cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration. Teaching Family Homes' medicine wheel serves as a serenity circle for people to enjoy and reflect on whatever they choose to, the group's CEO, Christine Myers, said.
An animal thatís a symbol of the wild, and once nearly exterminated, has repopulated the upper Great Lakes region. In fact, the gray wolf exceeded recovery goals, times ten, over the last decade. And now wolves are doing so well, states that manage them are opening hunting seasons on them. Some say there are just too many to coexist with people.