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CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for Patients

CAMH Opens Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for PatientsToday the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto celebrated the opening of an Aboriginal Sweat Lodge and traditional ceremonial grounds. CAMH is the first hospita... More

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year

Bolivian Leaders Welcome the 5524 Andean-Amazonian Year	The Andean, Amazonian, Guarani, Kolla, and Mapuche among other people from other cultures, commemorate the new Andean-Amazonian year on June 21st, which is called 'machaq mara' in ... More

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in Brazil

Jaguar Used in Olympic Ceremony Shot in BrazilSAO PAULO (AP) — A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.... More

Native American Tribe Takes On The King Of Beers

Native American Tribe Takes On The King Of BeersThis week, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina filed a suit against Anheuser-Busch and its distributor for using the tribe’s official logo and slogan in a local marketing campaign f... More

Brazilian indigenous Land Activist Killed in Conflict with Farmers – Government Agency

Brazilian indigenous Land Activist Killed in Conflict with Farmers – Government AgencyAn indigenous activist was shot dead in southwestern Brazil and at least six others seriously wounded when their camp was attacked by armed farmers, a government agency said.... More

Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation Hosts Inaugural Two Spirit Parade

BeardyThe Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation banded together on June 9 to host the first-ever Two Spirit and Pride parade on a reserve. Two-spirited people have existed throughout histor... More

Indigenous Groups Pressured to Give Up Lands for Doubtful Nicaragua Canal

Indigenous Groups Pressured to Give Up Lands for Doubtful Nicaragua CanalThe only people watching over Nicaragua Canal land use negotiations between Nicaragua’s government and indigenous leaders have been masked policemen, according to indigenous report... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Joseph Medicine Crow

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Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016), was an author and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation
culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn. During his lifetime he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Légion d'honneur. During World War II, he became the last war chief of the Crow Tribe, and was the last living Plains Indian war chief. He was a founding member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth.

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Book of The Month

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

By Robert Lake-Thom

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies by Robert Lake-ThomMuch of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine men, or shamans is in danger of being lost. Bobby Lake-Thom, a Native American healer known as
Medicine Grizzly Bear, has sought to preserve this powerful heritage by sharing his wisdom and experience learning from the world around us. The result is Spirits of the Earth, an extraordinary compilation of legends and rituals about nature's ever-present signs. From the birds that soar above us to the insincts beneath our feet, Bobby Lake-Thom shows how the creatures of the earth can aid us in healing and self-knowledge.

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Film of The Month

Humano

By Alan Stivelman

Humano  by Alan StivelmanAlan is twenty-five years old and is searching for the reasons for his existence--the meaning of life. With a camera, notebook and two hundred questions he journeys to the Andes. In
Q'eros he finds a Shaman that says before answering his questions, he had to learn to be a Human. Rituals, initiations and new challenges will unfold before him as the keys to unlocking and broadening his consciousness.

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