Ibans to invoke spirits against 'irresponsible' loggers

Ibans to invoke spirits against KAPIT: Some 200 Iban elders and chieftains will seek the help of their “Petara” (gods) to punish those who were responsibile for the logjam in Rajang River and its tributary Baleh River.

According to an Iban shaman, who refused to be identified, they will be performing the traditional “miring” (ritual) next month to seek the help of the spirits because the government has refused to act against those responsible for the logjam.

Evenki revival in Amur Region

Evenki revival in Amur RegionAmur River region is developing ethnographic tourism: an Evenki village is to be created next to Pervomayskoye settlement in the Tynda district of the region. Living environment of this Siberian ingenious nation will be re-created here in 6 raw-hide tent, hunting lodge, sheds for reindeers and gift shop which appear there by 2011.

A temple without a god

A temple without a godMini Mini Land, located in Gyorea SamDaSoo village, is a tourist attraction that capitalizes on Asia’s obsession with kitschy photo opportunities.

The theme park is filled with diminutive copies of international landmarks and as such, is a place that I would normally avoid, but there is something that differentiates Mini Mini Land from other tourist attractions on the island or elsewhere in the world.

Lost story recreated by tribes

Lost story recreated by tribesBOSTON — Friday night, gathered around a “spirit fire” on the Hassanamisco Reservation in Grafton, they prayed and meditated.

Yesterday in the pre-dawn darkness, they ran from South Natick along Route 16 to Boston and paddled 20 miles down the Charles River to Deer Island, some in replica mishoons, the dugout canoe that was the principal means of travel for their ancestors.

Tribe wants federal status

Tribe wants federal statusHOLLISTER — The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe has announced a strengthening in their commitment to seeking federal recognition.
After 31 years of seeking recognition from the United States government, tribal citizens voted unanimously to continue the tribe’s cultural preservation and federal acknowledgment mission at their recent tribal council meeting.