Tribe focuses on preservation of Apache language

Tribe focuses on preservation of Apache languagePeridot � The new San Carlos Apache Tribe�s Language Preservation Program Director, Beatrice Harney Lee, was recently hired to oversee the reimplementation of preserving the Apache language among the people of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation which is comprised of over 14,000 tribal members residing within the districts of Bylas, Gilson Wash, Peridot and Seven Mile Wash.

Rock circles linked to ancient Indian site

Rock circles linked to ancient Indian siteRock circles on a spit of mountain land along Spout Run may be the oldest above-ground Paleoindian site in North America, according to Alexandria archaeologist Jack Hranicky.
He will deliver an address about the site – which he dates to 10,000 B.C. – to the Society for American Archaeology next April in Memphis, Tenn.
The site could put Clarke County “on the Paleo map,” Hranicky said.

Ancient ritual dies with shaman

Ancient ritual dies with shamanAN ANCIENT ritual worshipping Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, has ended.
The indigenous Lepcha people of Sikkim, in remote northeast India, paid homage to the Himalayan peak for hundreds of years in an annual ceremony led by direct descendants of the original "bongthing" or priest.
But the death of the tribe's last priest Samdup Taso, 83, has left the Lepchas without a spiritual leader to offer prayers to the mountain, which is revered as Sikkim's guardian deity, the Times of India reported.

Evidence of Noah's Ark in French Cave!

Evidence of NoahThe Chauvet Cave in France's Ardeche Valley has a 35,000 year old mural which displays a story of animals parading from an Ark-like hatch. The 'unnatural' procession of carnivores and herbivores seem mesmerized, possibly preoccupied with their assigned task to repopulate the earth. Tangent art has butterflies and insects, representing the balance of fauna life (Genesis 8:19). Magical Chauvet overlooks the Pont d'Arc (Rainbow Bridge), the tallest natural bridge in Europe. God pledged a 'Rainbow Covenant' in Genesis 9:13- never again to flood the earth again. Enjoy the art!

Canoe landing and procession kick off Native American convention as participants embrace rain

Canoe landing and procession kick off Native American convention as participants embrace rainWhile some Portlanders dashed to their cars and huddled under awnings to avoid the rain Sunday afternoon, members of the National Congress of American Indians took the steady drops as a sign their ancestors were shedding tears of joy.
More than 250 Native Americans from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at the waterfront in downtown Portland for the ceremonial landing of four canoes carrying members of the Grande Ronde, Warm Springs and Cowlitz tribes as a kick-off for the 68th annual Northwest Congress of American Indians taking place this week at the Oregon Convention Center.