Tour of Talented Tiwis

Tour of Talented Tiwis For one day every year the community of Nguiu on the Tiwi Islands opens its arms to the world.

Not unlike other remote Aboriginal communities, Bathurst and Melville Islands have their share of problems.

Abject poverty, among other social issues, are sadly part of daily life.

However, those visitors who take the time to closely observe their surroundings will notice a plethora of minute differences.

Clean clothes are hung on the line to dry, chairs sit upright on

Fine art of the 'first people'

Fine art of the The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is one of the finest outdoor art installations in the world. And it's 10 000 years old
WE'VE come to see the "finest outdoor art gallery in the world" - and we're facing a few of the realities of outdoor galleries. We've only been walking for a few minutes and our shoes and jeans are soaked through from the wet grass. It's early in the morning and the mist is still thick in the valley so, for now, we can't see where we're headed.

Shamanistic Hunting of The Kalahari People

Shamanistic Hunting of The Kalahari PeopleThe oldest hunting technique from before human invented the hunting tools. The technique includes both the following of tracks from the prey and a spiritual ancient shamanistic skill of connecting with the soul of the animal to visualize which way it ran.

‘Medicine woman’ was vital to survival of the Pennacook

‘Medicine woman’ was vital to survival of the PennacookEDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in an occasional series about the Pennacook Indians, who lived in this area before the city of Nashua was formed.

Among the Pennacook, as with all Native Peoples, everyone had their jobs to do. Each one of these jobs was equally important for the well-being of a particular village.

Within a village, one of the most important jobs was that of a healer, a position that was mainly held by women highly trained in the use of medicinal herbs and plants. Today, we would call these people doctors.

Aboriginal hand games all about mind trickery

Aboriginal hand games all about mind trickeryDRIFTPILE - An ancient game of intimidation, bluff and chance that almost died out in aboriginal communities across Western Canada is popular again.

Hand games, a community game often played with drums, sticks and spent bullets, nearly died out during the area of residential schools when people were discouraged from following traditions.

In many communities, only a few elders still remembered the rules.

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