Tribe Travels From Amazon to Battle Oil Company

Tribe Travels From Amazon to Battle Oil CompanyIt took the three Achuar tribal leaders nine days to journey from their homes in the Peruvian Amazon to San Francisco, most of the time spent traveling by river in a small motorboat. They flew in a plane for the first time and marveled that the airliner that brought them from Lima could stay aloft for eight hours. >>>

New body to represent Indigenous Australians

New body to represent Indigenous AustraliansA new national representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has been unveiled in Sydney this morning.

The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples is the first Indigenous representative body since 2005, when the Howard government abolished the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) amid claims of corruption and mismanagement.>>>

Native languages in peril: report

Native languages in peril: reportFirst Nations languages in British Columbia are in deep trouble and most will be lost within six years if immediate steps arenít taken to improve language education, says a new report.

The grim assessment was made at a conference Friday by the First Peoplesí Heritage, Language and Culture Council. The Crown corporation was created in 1990 to help First Nations revitalize their languages and arts.>>>

Canadian author urges theology emphasizing aboriginal beliefs

Canadian author urges theology emphasizing aboriginal beliefsDiscard the German theological textbooks, disengage from Greek philosophy, and look instead for spiritual wisdom right in your own backyard, a Canadian intellectual and writer urges church leaders and theological educators.
"The assumption in the word theology is that we're thinking about Christianity," says John Ralston Saul, who addresses a theological education conference in Winnipeg next week. "Maybe you (could) take into consideration other ethical and moral systems, for example, the ones which were already here.">>>

'Historic meeting' for Aboriginal Elders

 More than 150 people will be involved in discussions at Jindabyne about Aboriginal heritage in the Australian Alps National Parks, as well as the role of Aboriginal people in the management of the reserves.

Organisers say the Australian Alps were a meeting place for many Aboriginal language groups for thousands of years.>>>