Tibetan Medicine Man in Tokyo

Tibetan Medicine Man in TokyoDr. Dorjee Rabten Neshar, Chairman of the Central Council of Tibetan Medicine (CCTM), once referred to as "Medicine Man" in a documentary film done on Tibetan art of healing is here in Tokyo for a week to promote the understanding of Tibetan medicine in Japan. He is accompanied by Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe, Research Director of the Council in Dharamsala. M/s Opensense, a Japanese establishment has invited and has organised series of talks and discussions with the Japanese medical doctors and general public in Tokyo and neighbouring prefectures.>>>

American Indians and Australian Aborigines travel a similar path

American Indians and Australian Aborigines travel a similar pathThere is a colonization connection the indigenous people of Australia and America share.

Both were driven to the brink of annihilation by invaders. Both had their children ripped from their arms and placed into institutional boarding schools intent upon acculturation by whatever means (See the movie Rabbit Proof Fence.

Curriculum puts Dreamtime first

Curriculum puts Dreamtime firstSCHOOL students will learn about Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, Chinese medicine and natural therapies but not meet the periodic table of elements until Year 10 under the new national science curriculum.

The curriculum, obtained by The Weekend Australian, directs that students from primary school through to Year 10 be taught the scientific knowledge of different cultures, primarily indigenous culture, including sustainable land use and traditional technologies.>>>

Canadian aboriginal tribes want benefits to extend beyond Olympics

Canadian aboriginal tribes want benefits to extend beyond OlympicsBefore the first competition had even begun, the winners of the 2010 Winter Olympics were Canada's Four Host First Nations.

"We're no longer considered dime store Indians," says Wade Grant, a member of the Musqueam tribe and assistant general manager of the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion.

Most people discovered the Aboriginal peoples' involvement in the Olympics as they danced during the opening ceremonies. But the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations' journey began in 1997.>>>

The sky is not falling

The sky is not fallingIt was clear from Wednesday's council meeting that many aboriginal groups and social agencies feel the Christian religion is not fit -- morally, culturally or spiritually -- to provide leadership or guidance to native children. It's also evident that the process surrounding a controversial funding request by Youth for Christ is deeply resented by community organizations that felt they did not get an equal shot.>>>