Sacred tradition of sweat lodges lives on

Sacred tradition of sweat lodges lives onJust outside Bozeman, a dirt road leads to a different kind of church.
The small shelter sits atop a hill and next to a stand of aspen trees. Stacks of wood and brush, piles of blankets and gallon jugs of water surround it.

Pungeo Festival, the Boat People's Lunar New Year Celebration

Pungeo Festival, the Boat PeopleHere is Taean, in South Chungcheong Province, by the West Sea.
The Hwangdo Village is starting their Lunar New Year with Pungeo[풍어] Festival.
The Pungeo Festival is held to wish for a year of good fishing.
They've slaughtered a cow early in the morning, and the entire village is busy preparing the offerings.

Centuries of Aboriginal stories find home in Manitoban anthology

Centuries of Aboriginal stories find home in Manitoban anthologyManitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water is a anthology of Indigenous Manitoban writings that weaves the past to the present through lush storytelling, poetry, speeches and works of non-fiction.
SCENE, being the apropos site that we are, asked editor and contributor Warren Cariou to provide some insight as to how Manitowapow came to fruition.

18-Mile Crack Seen by NASA in Antarctic Glacier

18-Mile Crack Seen by NASA in Antarctic GlacierAntarctica is so vast that the pictures give you no sense of scale. The pencil-thin line across the satellite image of Pine Island Glacier (above) is actually more than 18 miles long, 800 feet across in places, and 180 feet deep.

Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contact

Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contactPeruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year.