US arrests indigenous Colombian healer

US arrests indigenous Colombian healerJuan Bautista Agreda Chindoy, an indigenous healer from Colombia's Valle de Sibundoy, was arrested in Houston airport, U.S., El Tiempo reports.
On October 19 the medicine man travelled to the United States to give a healing session on Ayahuasca, a herbal mixture.

Deeper Than Oil: The shaman who predicted Putinís return

Deeper Than Oil: The shaman who predicted Putinís returnSo, Putinís heading back to the Kremlin. I didnít really doubt he would be. But it wasnít the hit-and-miss predictions of the experts and analysts of this world that made me so sure. It was a Siberian shaman. And as we all know, shamans are a much more reliable source of knowledge

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 Ė which he dates to 10,000 B.C. Ė to the Society for American Archaeology next April in Memphis, Tenn.
The site could put Clarke County ďon the Paleo map,Ē 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.