South Africa Mulls Regulating Traditional Healers for the Modern Age

South Africa Mulls Regulating Traditional Healers for the Modern AgeUnder proposed regulations, sangomas would be required to obtain certification, submit details of their sessions for review, pay annual fees to the government, and only be allowed to practice after age 18 — a marked shift from the current arrangement.

Native American Tribes Mobilize Against Proposed North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Native American Tribes Mobilize Against Proposed North Dakota Oil PipelineAbout 200 people rode on horseback to protest against pipeline that encroaches on tribal lands and could pollute Missouri river: ‘We’re looking out for all people’

To Save A 100-Foot Tree, Inner Richmond Couple Consults Planning Commission (And A Shaman)

To Save A 100-Foot Tree, Inner Richmond Couple Consults Planning Commission (And A Shaman)A tall tree of 100 years old and as many feet high is at the center of an Inner Richmond neighborhood feud. The Chronicle writes that the ancient tree, a pine species experts are unable to agree upon, is endangered by the property owner

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Honoured with Coast Salish Name

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Honoured with Coast Salish NameVermont Senator Bernie Sanders received a Coast Salish name. In the Lushootseed language the translation is,"the one lighting the fires for change and unity."

California Pow Wow Shines Light on Two Spirit Community

California Pow Wow Shines Light on Two Spirit CommunityThe Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS) hosted their 5th annual Pow Wow last month at Fort Mason in San Francisco. These days a reintegration has begun and is making positive change in the Bay Area community.