Ox sacrificed to bless Cup stadiums
An 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
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
Three 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.>>>
The 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).>>>
Last year, archeologist Mike Morwood and rock art specialist June Ross took the ride of their lifetime across the northwest Kimberley (Australia). They hired a helicopter and flew across largely trackless territory, their pilot landing periodically in spots where they believed a good rock art site might lie. The pair's aerial reconnoitre recorded 27 locations in which they documented a total of 54 rock art sites. "It was an absolute revelation," Ross recalls. "What struck us was how many rock art sites there are, and we developed a great admiration for the artists who made them.">>>