The 4th Jeju Haenyeo Festival

The 4th Jeju Haenyeo FestivalThe 4th Jeju Haenyeo Festival took place on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Haenyeo Museum in Hado-ri and nearby Sehwa Port.
A much larger event than in previous years, the express purpose of the festival, according to Dr. Choa Hye-Gyoung of its organizing committee, was to contribute to the preservation of the diving women's culture through increased awareness and, ultimately, renewed inter-generational transmission.

Native Spirituality, Like the Buffalo, is Staging a Comeback

Native Spirituality, Like the Buffalo, is Staging a ComebackST. LOUIS—The feathers, the jewelry and the mighty buffalo began to disappear many sunsets ago, but the spirituality of Native peoples is so strong that it remains intact.
Chiefs, medicine priests, tribal elders and others intimate with ancient spirituality say that even though many Native peoples embrace Christianity and other religions, they still hold on to their traditional spiritual beliefs. Today, however, many also incorporate Native spirituality with European, African and Asian religions.

American Indian Day celebrates with song and dance at Palomar

American Indian Day celebrates with song and dance at PalomarThe 44th annual American Indian Day brought the sights, sounds and culture of California’s indigenous peoples to Palomar students on September 27.
Originally instated in 1968 by then Gov. Ronald Reagan, American Indian Day is a statewide celebration honoring California’s more than 100 Native American tribes. Palomar’s event kicked off with a presentation highlighting Indian “bird songs” followed by a gathering that included food and musical performances by a group of Cahuilia Indian musicians.

Aborigines hold headhunt in Taipei to rid evil spirits

Aborigines hold headhunt in Taipei to rid evil spiritsDozens of Aborigines representing various tribes throughout the country yesterday gathered on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office to voice their anger at the Republic of China (ROC) government’s occupation of Aboriginal land as they performed a traditional ritual to drive away evil spirits.

Peru shaman murders investigated

Peru shaman murders investigatedThe Peruvian government is sending a team of officials to a remote region of the Amazon jungle to investigate the deaths of 14 shamans who were killed in a string of brutal murders.
The traditional healers, all from the Shawi ethnic group, were murdered in separate incidents over the last 20 months, allegedly at the behest of a local mayor.