'Virginity test' helps free 3 in Vietnam rape case

HANOI, Vietnam — An acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison.

Traditional medicine practitioner Pham Thi Hong started lobbying for the men's release, pleading their case all the way to the president, because she believes all three men are virgins and therefore could not be guilty of rape.

Assiniboine work with Visually Impaired

Assiniboine work with Visually ImpairedFort Union Trading Post NHS began its second year of cultural programs this past week, June 23 & 24, 2010. Assiniboine students and instructors from Frazer Montana participated in the language and cultural program by introducing visitors to the Assiniboine culture

Native American explains living with the land

Native American explains living with the landWILLIAMSTOWN -- Several local students spent their first few hours of summer vacation at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library learning about Native American culture on Wednesday afternoon.

Whether it was learning how to set up a teepee or keeping rhythm on a drum, children got to hear and observe how Native Americans live with the land.

Camden participates in Hands Across the Sand

 Camden participates in Hands Across the SandCAMDEN, Maine — Twenty people grasped hands at Harbor Park at noon Saturday, faced the water and became part of the worldwide Hands Across the Sand movement that is against offshore oil drilling and for clean energy.

The Camden event was one of 13 such gatherings scheduled Saturday around Maine, including events in the coastal communities of Stockton Springs and Owls Head.

Aboriginal leaders demand right to kill eagles for ceremonial purposes

Aboriginal leaders demand right to kill eagles for ceremonial purposesCanada’s top native leader says it is time for governments to listen to aboriginal demands to legally kill a small number of eagles for ceremonial purposes.

“The source of conflict isn’t new, but we have an opportunity in this era — an era that I would suggest is one of reconciliation,” Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo said Thursday.