New Indigenous Healing Room Creates Healthy Balance

New Indigenous Healing Room Creates Healthy BalanceIn the newly opened Mamawi indigenous healing room on the sixth floor of the Kingston General Hospital, aboriginal patient navigator Dionne Nolan lit a bundle of sage and demonstrated a smudging ceremony.

12,000-Year-Old Grave of Female Shaman Found in Israel

12,000-Year-Old Grave of Female Shaman Found in IsraelThe prehistoric grave of a female shaman, dated to around 12,000 years in the past and uncovered in the northern Israeli region known as Galilee, has yielded a treasure trove of artifacts.

Brazilian Experts Blast US Academics’ Call for Uncontacted Tribes to Be Forcibly Contacted

Brazilian Experts Blast US Academics’ Call for Uncontacted Tribes to Be Forcibly ContactedThe Brazilian government’s Indigenous Affairs Department (FUNAI) has severely criticized the authors of a controversial editorial in Science magazine who called for forced contact with uncontacted tribes.

Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural Heritage

Indigenous Women Seek Legal Protection for Cultural HeritageWeavers of traditional ancestral designs argue the Guatemalan government has a responsibility to protect their Mayan culture from outside exploitation.

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items Bill

Navajo Nation Supports Cultural Items BillThe Navajo Nation has thrown its support behind legislation that would strengthen a federal law that prohibits exporting Native American sacred and traditional items.