Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists

Andaman Islanders The Jarawa tribe have lived in peace in the Andaman Islands for thousands of years. Now tour companies run safaris through their jungle every day and wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their amusement. This footage, filmed by a tourist, shows Jarawa women being told to dance by an off-camera police officer

Chronicling tribal 
history

Chronicling tribal 
historyHamed Musallam Bakhit Al Muharami is a man not inhibited by social expectations. He may be over 70 years old, but he has a six-month-old daughter, the youngest of his 23 children. He may have never learnt how to read of write, but he has produced several books and a documentary film too.

Sun Sets on New Millennium First Peoples’ World Fair and Pow Wow

Sun Sets on New Millennium First Peoples’ World Fair and Pow WowThe last sun will set tonight on the New Millennium First Peoples’ World Fair and Pow Wow, an extended twelve-year-long celebration presented as an international welcome to the 21st century. Today marks the final pow wow, which ends tonight just as the sun goes down, in this incredible decade-spanning event.

“I Don’t Believe in Magic Potions, But My Friend Used Some To Turn Into a Fly”

“I Don’t Believe in Magic Potions, But My Friend Used Some To Turn Into a Fly”If you spend enough time walking through Johannesburg this time of year, you'll eventually get a provocative New Year’s greeting: a pamphlet promising “penis enlargement.” Besides solutions to a man’s bedroom anxieties, the advertisements promise all sorts of other tools for a grand 2012, including aides to win jobs, court cases, and lovers’ hearts.

Salvia Divinorum – DEA Control over Magic in the Mint

Salvia Divinorum – DEA Control over Magic in the MintSalvia divinorum is a member of the mint family with known hallucinogenic properties which have been known for centuries. Historically it has been used in shaman rituals in the Oaxaca Mexico region. The psychoactive substance within salvia divinorum has been isolated and is called salvinorin A (salv A). Unlike the typical hallucinogenic drugs that act on the serotonergic system, salv A primarily acts on the kappa opioid system.