Sweat lodge on base promotes healing
When Sgt. Michael Rude went to Afghanistan, he took his people's traditions with him.
Just before he deployed, his father gave him an eagle feather for guidance and bundles of sweetgrass, an aromatic herb burned during ceremonies.
"I smudged that around our vehicles sometimes, when I had a bad feeling," said the member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 3rd Battalion. "Our crew wasn't ever hit, put it that way."
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All stood as the four flags were carried through the room, history was made as the colors of the United States, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw and the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians were posted together for the first time. The NAGPRA Consultation Conference in Moundville, Ala., May 19-21, opened lines of communication between tribes, archaeologists, anthropologists and caretakers of historical landscapes with an interest in the Choctaw people and their history.2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa Looks To the Spirit World To Help Their Squad
There's a sangoma on the front page of the Johannesburg Star today, leaping in the air outside Soccer City, the venue for the World Cup final on July 11.
All twirly bits, loin cloth and head band, this is the kind of guy Europeans and Americans take one look at—and run the other way.
Canada's National Day of Healing and Reconciliation begins with a pipe ceremony and the lighting of a sacred fire at The Forks. Several events are planned in honour of residential school survivors and in recognition of Australia's National Sorry Day.Ox sacrificed to bless Cup stadiums
An ox was slaughtered at South Africa's Soccer City stadium on Tuesday to bless the country's stadiums for the Fifa World Cup.
Xhosa warrior, Zakhele Sigcawu, 70, of the Tshawe clan, speared the ox in the back of its neck, between its horns.
"He is a specialist in doing this," said Zolani Mkiva, president and