National Aboriginal Day coming to Moose Jaw

National Aboriginal Day coming to Moose JawPipe ceremonies, teepee raisings, fiddle music — it sounds like Southern Plains Métis Local 160 is planning another National Aboriginal Day celebration in the Friendly City.

On June 20, all Moose Javians are invited and encouraged to attend the second annual local celebration of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, starting at 10 a.m. Last year, Moose Jaw’s National Aboriginal Day was held in Happy Valley Park. This year, the Métis Local 160 decided to locate the event city centre.

Tour of Talented Tiwis

Tour of Talented Tiwis For one day every year the community of Nguiu on the Tiwi Islands opens its arms to the world.

Not unlike other remote Aboriginal communities, Bathurst and Melville Islands have their share of problems.

Abject poverty, among other social issues, are sadly part of daily life.

However, those visitors who take the time to closely observe their surroundings will notice a plethora of minute differences.

Clean clothes are hung on the line to dry, chairs sit upright on

Fine art of the 'first people'

Fine art of the The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is one of the finest outdoor art installations in the world. And it's 10 000 years old
WE'VE come to see the "finest outdoor art gallery in the world" - and we're facing a few of the realities of outdoor galleries. We've only been walking for a few minutes and our shoes and jeans are soaked through from the wet grass. It's early in the morning and the mist is still thick in the valley so, for now, we can't see where we're headed.

Shamanistic Hunting of The Kalahari People

Shamanistic Hunting of The Kalahari PeopleThe oldest hunting technique from before human invented the hunting tools. The technique includes both the following of tracks from the prey and a spiritual ancient shamanistic skill of connecting with the soul of the animal to visualize which way it ran.

‘Medicine woman’ was vital to survival of the Pennacook

‘Medicine woman’ was vital to survival of the PennacookEDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in an occasional series about the Pennacook Indians, who lived in this area before the city of Nashua was formed.

Among the Pennacook, as with all Native Peoples, everyone had their jobs to do. Each one of these jobs was equally important for the well-being of a particular village.

Within a village, one of the most important jobs was that of a healer, a position that was mainly held by women highly trained in the use of medicinal herbs and plants. Today, we would call these people doctors.