Step back in history Fort Battleford a place of refuge for panicked settlers
The squad of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) sat nervously around their campfire, while an edgy, rifle-carrying civilian sentry peered over the stockade walls and a fretting quartermaster anxiously calculated if they would be able to survive a long siege.
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Based both in Inglewood and Ghana, husband-and-wife collaborators Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin bring together American pop culture and African spiritual traditions in a loose, wide-ranging installation at See Line Gallery. Titled “Spirit Shack,” the work explores the fascinating nexus of celebrity and spirituality but unfortunately never quite gels.Experience the rising of shamanism
In the 1970s, anthropologist Hank Wesselman was a graduate student working toward his doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkley, when he was brought into the world of the shaman. Wesselman was in the portion of Ethiopia known as the eastern African Great Rift Valley.Fans of the memoir 'Eat Pray Love' should find the movie satisfying
"Eat Pray Love" does exactly what it should to satisfy its core audience: It provides a gorgeous escape, exquisitely photographed and full of female wish fulfilment. Yet it also offers sufficient emotional heft and self-discovery to make you feel as if you've actually learned something and, perhaps, emerged a better person solely through osmosis.
It's easy to see why author Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir became an international phenomenon, even without help from Oprah. Everyone's looking for something — for answers, for their true and higher purpose — and Gilbert had the fortitude (and the wherewithal) to take off alone on a journey around the world to find herself after her divorce.
Aboriginal affairs has not loomed large (or even small) in this election campaign.
The first mention of a policy from either party was Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin announcing this week that a re-elected Labor government would seek constitutional recognition of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.