American Indian Old Ways connect here in Britain
Mother Earth Lodges, journeys of the spirit and the interpretation of dreams and visions: it is an exotic mix.
You may not expect to find a missionary promoting the beliefs of American Indians in the East Midlands.
Not that the terms American Indian or Native American find favour with Wa Na Nee Chee.
The watchers are there as giant earth movers scrape and dig their way through the landscape of U.S. Highway 18 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Working alongside the construction company as it grades and preps the route between Oglala and Pine Ridge for a new highway are six representatives of the Oglala Sioux Tribe's historic preservation office. They monitor the digging and excavation for any hint that the work will unearth something of historical significance.
SYDNEY - AN AUSTRALIAN Aboriginal song, last believed to have been performed in a London home more than two centuries ago, has been sung again in Sydney after a local historian discovered a European transcription.
The tune was sung by Sydney Aboriginal men Woollarawarre Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne 'in praise of their lovers' at a town house in Mayfair in 1793 and written down by musician Edward Jones, historian Keith Vincent Smith said.
LONDON — Druids have been worshipping the sun and earth for thousands of years in Europe, but now they can say they're practicing an officially recognized religion.
The ancient pagan tradition best known for gatherings at Stonehenge every summer solstice has been formally classed as a religion under charity law for the first time in Britain, the national charity regulator said Saturday. That means Druids can receive exemptions from taxes on donations – and now have the same status as such mainstream religions as the Church of England.
RON Radford, the director of Canberra's National Gallery of Australia, can say almost exactly when Australians and overseas visitors became interested in Aboriginal art.
''You can pinpoint it to the 1988 Bicentennial,'' Mr Radford said yesterday. ''That's when people would come up to the front desk and say, 'Can you direct me to the Aboriginal art?' I can can assure you that did not happen before the Bicentennial.''