Fine art of the 'first people'
The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is one of the finest outdoor art installations in the world. And it's 10 000 years old
WE'VE come to see the "finest outdoor art gallery in the world" - and we're facing a few of the realities of outdoor galleries. We've only been walking for a few minutes and our shoes and jeans are soaked through from the wet grass. It's early in the morning and the mist is still thick in the valley so, for now, we can't see where we're headed.
The oldest hunting technique from before human invented the hunting tools. The technique includes both the following of tracks from the prey and a spiritual ancient shamanistic skill of connecting with the soul of the animal to visualize which way it ran.‘Medicine woman’ was vital to survival of the Pennacook
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in an occasional series about the Pennacook Indians, who lived in this area before the city of Nashua was formed.
Among the Pennacook, as with all Native Peoples, everyone had their jobs to do. Each one of these jobs was equally important for the well-being of a particular village.
Within a village, one of the most important jobs was that of a healer, a position that was mainly held by women highly trained in the use of medicinal herbs and plants. Today, we would call these people doctors.
DRIFTPILE - An ancient game of intimidation, bluff and chance that almost died out in aboriginal communities across Western Canada is popular again.
Hand games, a community game often played with drums, sticks and spent bullets, nearly died out during the area of residential schools when people were discouraged from following traditions.
In many communities, only a few elders still remembered the rules.
Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Aboriginal+hand+games+about+mind+trickery/3115887/story.html#ixzz0qB6uOZB9
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Sacred Circle Project has begun its search for the NWT's first-ever aboriginal princess, with the non-profit organization planning to crown the winner on National Aboriginal Day.
The pageant - the brainchild of Lila Erasmus, project manager for the Sacred Circle Project - will aim to anoint an aboriginal woman, aged 16-21, with career aspirations, leadership chops and a solid supply of traditional skills.
In other words, don't expect a swimsuit competition.