Native American explains living with the land
WILLIAMSTOWN -- 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, 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.
Canada’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.
Celebrations begin today to mark the 400th anniversary of the first baptism of an aboriginal person from the land we now call Canada.
Mi'kmaq Chief Henri Membertou and 20 members of his family, were baptised on June 24, 1610 in the St Mary's Bay area of Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast.
In ancient Babylon, Jewish women would visit the local shaman, whisper to him their deepest wishes, and then have those wishes inscribed on a clay bowl and buried beneath their homes.
More than 15 centuries later, Oakland-based composer Jewlia Eisenberg has brought those inscriptions back into the light and set them to music.