Sangoma says Argentina will win the World Cup

Sangoma says Argentina will win the World CupConstance, a sangoma from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, has predicted the winner of this year's Fifa World Cup.

Initially, the decision to become a sangoma was not made by her. Constance was told by her ancestors to follow in her family's footsteps. "My father and my sister were sangomas, and when they died they came to me in a dream and told me 'you have to be a sangoma now'," she said.

Native residential school forgiveness granted

Native residential school forgiveness grantedFederal Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl has accepted a "charter of forgiveness" from members of the aboriginal community as part of the healing process for survivors of Canada's residential schools.

Chief Kenny Blacksmith presented the charter Saturday at the National Forgiven Summit, a conference of Aboriginal Peoples in Ottawa.

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Many ways to experience aboriginal culture

Many ways to experience aboriginal cultureThere's never been a better time to explore Canada's aboriginal heritage, thanks to an expanding array of attractions and tours ranging from the rugged to the luxurious.

One of simplest ways to experience the first nations culture is to attend a powwow where there is plenty of traditional singing and dancing. Such events take place across Canada through November -- check out www.drumhop.comto find one near your home or vacation destination.

Australian aboriginal arts show in Beijing

Australian aboriginal arts show in BeijingBEIJING, June 11 (Xinhuanet) -- If your knowledge of Australia consists only of Bondi Beach, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney Opera House...well, it's time to broaden your horizons.

And we've got the just the place for you to do it. Now, there's a major exhibition of contemporary Australian indigenous paintings and objects at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The event opened on Wednesday as part of the activities that will kick off Australian Culture Year in China.

Tree of knowledge spawns a canoe to keep an Aboriginal tradition afloat

Tree of knowledge spawns a canoe to keep an Aboriginal tradition afloatMAJOR Sumner is philosophical about his attempt to cut and shape a bark canoe from a mighty red gum. ''It's been a long time since anyone has built a bark canoe so we're just going to have to figure it out as we go," he says.

The tree is on a property on the outskirts of the town of Kalangadoo in south-eastern South Australia.