Rice and everything nice

Rice and everything niceEvery aspect of the Rice Goddess ceremony, Mnhum Yang Potai, is highly symbolic.
“Red symbolizes sweat, blood, and the energy needed to grow rice,” says Ya Hang, a 53-year old leader of the ethnic Chu Ru community in a remote Lam Dong Province village.
Hang and several other men from Proh Commune, Don Duong District, squat in the hot Central Highlands’ sun, carving two long bamboo poles.>>>

Wintu memorial is healing medicine for Mother Earth and feather people

Wintu memorial is healing medicine for Mother Earth and feather peopleEven a youthful vandal who was caught in the act of bending and breaking off portions of a bronze statue’s headdress couldn’t stop the healing of Mother Earth that took place Saturday, June 20, at the southeast corner of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Anderson.
“We know there was once a village here where this shopping center now stands. This was a flat plain and there was a spring up on the hill,” >>>

The End Is Coming in '2012'?

The End Is Coming in Few people have destroyed the world more than Roland Emmerich. In his mega-hit "Independence Day," aliens laid waste to pretty much every metropolitan center on the planet, and in his eco-thriller "The Day After Tomorrow," much of the northern hemisphere finds itself buried under ice. In his third crack at presenting the apocalypse, this fall's "2012," Emmerich taps into the angst of thousands of astrologers, doomsday enthusiasts, and conspiracy theorists who fear that a massive cataclysm will strike the earth on December 21 of that year.>>>

CHILE: Festival to Showcase Films on Native Peoples

SANTIAGO, Jun 17 (IPS) - Thanks to the growing number of films by and about indigenous peoples, over 90 movies, mainly from Latin America, will be screened and voted on by spectators at the First Chilean Indigenous Peoples' Film Festival in the Pacific port city of Valparaíso.

"Indigenous people have long been demonised by the media," Chilean filmmaker Nelson Cabrera,>>>

Mainstream Physicians Give Alternatives a Try

Mainstream Physicians Give Alternatives a TryA patient who comes to Marie Steinmetz with clogged sinuses might be in for a surprise.
Instead of walking out of the Alexandria, Virginia, family physician’s office with a prescription, he might find himself stretched out in a dim room on a massage table. With soft music playing in the background, Steinmetz might quickly—and gently—stick several needles into his head and hands to help clear his nasal passages.>>>