Public invited to aboriginal healing day

Public invited to aboriginal healing dayCanada's National Day of Healing and Reconciliation begins with a pipe ceremony and the lighting of a sacred fire at The Forks. Several events are planned in honour of residential school survivors and in recognition of Australia's National Sorry Day.

Ox sacrificed to bless Cup stadiums

Ox sacrificed to bless Cup stadiumsAn ox was slaughtered at South Africa's Soccer City stadium on Tuesday to bless the country's stadiums for the Fifa World Cup.

Xhosa warrior, Zakhele Sigcawu, 70, of the Tshawe clan, speared the ox in the back of its neck, between its horns.

"He is a specialist in doing this," said Zolani Mkiva, president and

Hobbema kids ask, 'Do you see me?'

Hobbema kids ask, Images of First Nation outside Edmonton send positive message about community.
Railroad tracks cutting through stark, white snow.

A lodge in the middle of prairie with a brilliant blue sky background.

A colourful "welcome" road sign on the edge of a winter field.

These are some of the pictures that a group of Hobbema students

An ancient cure for recent trauma

An ancient cure for recent traumaThree days a month, a small patch of earth at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics becomes sacred ground.

A American Indian ceremony, thousands of years old, is being used to help veterans find a path in their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The traditional sweat lodge is offered to inpatients three times a month two ceremonies for men and one for women and the ritual, historically used by many native cultures before a great undertaking, is proving to be effective therapy, SORCC officials said.>>>

Law should be amended to recognize Pingpu aborigines: CIP

Law should be amended to recognize Pingpu aborigines: CIPThe law must be revised if the government wants to grant official recognition to Pingpu plain aborigines campaigning for their rights, an official said Monday.

"Under the Aboriginal Identity Act, only aborigines residing in mountain areas can be officially recognized as indigenous tribesmen," said Lin Chiang-yi, deputy minister of the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP).>>>