Bushmeat market in Ecuador rainforest

Bushmeat market in Ecuador rainforestAt an open-air market on the bank of the Napo River in eastern Ecuador, a group of men bid on smoked wild animal parts offered for sale by four native Huaorani women. The women have just arrived here in the village of Pompeya by motorized canoe from their territory across the Napo. Within a day or two, the meat from their rainforest home will be served in restaurants across Ecuador’s Amazonia region.

Goddesses and Jeju women

Goddesses and Jeju womenAnd then there was Seolmundae.
The legend of the “strong Jeju woman” is prevalent in Jeju society. She is said to be diligent, independent, economically savvy, fiercely protective of her family, and in possession of a remarkable fortitude.

The Red Road is not for Sale

The Red Road is not for SaleThe Red Road or “Chanku Luta,” as it is known by the Lakota, has been traveled by our ancestors long before us. Today, some may call it the road less traveled. According to Lakota belief, the Red Road begins even prior to conception and is a path which is available to those who are spiritually inclined.

Healer an 'old hand at herbal medications'

Healer an Arusha. The Loliondo miracle healer is not a new comer to the herbal medicine, after all. He has been treating people suffering from chronic diseases and Aids for sometime, it has been observed.

"It was only from the middle of last year that information about his miracle cure spread across the country," said Mr Nicos Costas, a resident of Arusha just back to the town from the remote Samunge Village.

Songs and freedom in West Papua

Songs and freedom in West PapuaOut on a mountainside one night, myself and a small party of West Papuans were trying to dry our socks by the fire. Well, drying them was a little over-optimistic – making them a bit less wet is more like it. Leaning back against the walls of the makeshift hut, the men – guides and friends – began singing, as they did every evening.