Indian medicine -- real or imagined?

Indian medicine -- real or imagined?Balancing the benefits of belief and its ability to do harm is one of the challenges facing aboriginals.

In First Nation communities across the country, medicine men are sought out by the people for myriad reasons, including attempting to cure an illness, seeking good luck, putting bad medicine on an enemy or foe, and removing bad medicine. Sounds like fiction, doesn't it? But, in fact, Indian medicine men are busy, and many charge for their services.

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Healing nature

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Healing natureCan nature heal?
This would have seemed an odd question to the American Indians, before the Europeans moved in with their strange diseases, whiskey, guns and Jesus.
The Native Americans, like many ancient cultures, found healing in obedience to natural law, the “medicine wheel” God had provided for human wisdom and happiness. Many among these natives shared their wisdom of root tonics and remedies with white settlers. Some of the Cherokee’s healing lore still survives in our mountains today.

Dangerous Visions, Seen Then Pursued

Dangerous Visions, Seen Then PursuedDo dreams, especially the portentous kind that you cannot easily shake off, predict the future? That question is investigated in “The Edge of Dreaming,” a deeply personal film by Amy Hardie, a Scottish science documentarian whose world was shaken after she experienced a series of related nightmares.

Ending gender stereotypes

Ending gender stereotypesA bill to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's gender identity and gender expression in Canada passed third reading in the House of Commons last week, and is a positive step forward for open-mindedness.

Chevron fined $9.5 billion in Ecuador

Chevron fined $9.5 billion in EcuadorQUITO, Ecuador – An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday in an epic environmental case that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil drilling contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle and ordered the oil giant to pay $9.5 billion in damages and cleanup costs.