Indigenous Woman to Run for Mexican Presidency

Indigenous Woman to Run for Mexican PresidencyMaria de Jesus Patricio Martinez is the spokeswoman for the National Indigenous Congress, the political arm of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), and in May was picked to be the groupís 2018 presidential candidate.

Forced From Rainforest, Peruvian Tribe Faces New Woes in Lima Slum

Forced From Rainforest, Peruvian Tribe Faces New Woes in Lima SlumHundreds of families belonging to the Peruvian indigenous group make their home in this gritty wasteland just a few blocks from the capital's main square.

Malaysian villagers offer prayers to end quake aftershocks

Malaysian villagers offer prayers to end quake aftershocksBorneo tribal shamans chanted age-old prayers yesterday in a ceremony in Malaysia aimed at soothing spirits and bringing an end to disturbing aftershocks from an earthquake that killed 18 people.
About 100 members of the Kadazan Dusun, the largest tribal group in the Malaysian state of Sabah, held the ritual in the stateís Tamparuli district after a 5.1-magnitude aftershock shook the area yesterday.

Kennewick Man closely related to Native Americans

Kennewick Man closely related to Native AmericansDNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an international collaborative study conducted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Shaman performs ritual and sacrifice to appease spirits of Mount Kinabalu

Shaman performs ritual and sacrifice to appease spirits of Mount KinabaluAncient prayers were chanted while buffaloes were slaughtered in a Kadazandusun ritual to appease the spirits of Mount Kinabalu, two weeks after an earthquake killed 18 people there.
The monolob ritual was carried out simultaneously at the Kinabalu Park in Kundasang and Mamut in Ranau.