Native American women today are living their heritage

Native American women today are living their heritageCHESTERFIELD - Chesterfield resident Vanessa Bolins Clemens is a student at John Tyler Community College in Chester. Her ultimate plans would be to attend Virginia Tech and earn a doctorate in veterinarian medicine.
But Clemens, who is known as "Smiling Water," is trying to balance two worlds.

An authentic dreamtime experience is being promoted

An authentic dreamtime experience is being promoted"Sit around a fire under the stars, cook fish on open coals, listen to the sounds of a didgeridoo and just immerse yourself in nature."

That's how Indigenous tour guide, Darren 'Capes' Capewell describes a truly Aboriginal experience.

Museum told to return Alaska Tlingit artifacts

Museum told to return Alaska Tlingit artifactsA shaman's owl mask. A brass Loon Spirit hat. A faded hide robe that memorializes ancestors of the Hoonah T'akdeintaan clan wiped out by a tidal wave in Lituya Bay.

These items and dozens more belong to clan members, not the Pennsylvania museum where they've been stored for decades, a federal committee ruled recently.

A view of Eurasia’s diverse culture

A view of Eurasia’s diverse cultureCelebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Russia, the National Folk Museum of Korea, in conjunction with Russia’s Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, is launching a special exhibition on Eurasian culture from Nov. 24 to March 14 of next year.

Ceremonies of Thanksgiving, sometimes bridging two cultures

Ceremonies of Thanksgiving, sometimes bridging two culturesTen bare-chested men stand around a large glowing fire pit, their breath creating furious clouds around their faces in the biting November cold.

They chant, beat a drum, pray and then strip down to their shorts. One after another, they crawl on their hands and knees into a dome-shaped sweat lodge that awaits them on a patch of snowy land in Minnetonka.