Modern midwives learn ancient ways of village 'baby shamans'
AHWA Gretek breaks out a big smile, her teeth jutting from her jaw like dark crimson stalagmites, weathered and stained from decades of chewing the mildly narcotic betel nut.
Aged somewhere ''between 50 and 60'', Ahwa - a dukun bayi, or traditional birthing attendant - is sitting beside Nur Hayati, stroking the expectant mother's hands, chuckling as she relays her advice.
A non-governmental group on Tuesday released new pictures of an Indian tribe living in isolation in the Brazilian Amazon and warned that they are threatened by the return of illegal gold miners on their territory.Revitalize inner space
Since ancient times, people have used various forms of energetic space clearing to remove residual stagnant energies which can build up in living, working, and other spaces. While our homes and offices can provide a wonderful respite in which we can live, play, create, and rest, it is important to occasionally take time to revitalize rooms by clearing out the “stuck” energies that accumulate.US medicine man acknowledges killing an eagle
A Native American medicine man faces prison and steep fines for killing and plucking bald eagles in violation of U.S. law.
Martin Aguilar, 47, entered guilty pleas Wednesday to the unlawful taking and the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico.
Just north of Los Angeles on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a special piece of ancient tribal land. Prehistoric artifacts and burials indicate that occupation occurred there as early as 6000 BC. It was this primeval site on a crisp October night recently where the Wishtoyo Foundation and the Chumash people, in cooperation with the Amazon Conservation Team, held “A Summit of Indigenous Spiritual Leaders.”