Amerindian Smoke Ceremony to commemorate ancestors
The Amerindian community in Trinidad and Tobago is currently celebrating Amerindian Heritage Week with a series of events in St. Joseph, Arima, Penal and at the National Museum and Art Gallery in Port of Spain. These traditions include a Smoke Ceremony held in San Francique, Penal today, which is just one example of an important ritual being developed by Trinidad's Caribs that plugs them into the world of indigenous people.>>>Ethnographical tourism in Russia
As it is known, the ethnological tourism is based on the interest of the public to the traditions of different peoples, mainly aboriginal ones, with their culture, customs and traditions and folk art. As far as Russia is a multiethnic and multicultural country, the possibilities for the ethnical tourism in Russia are very wide. The Finno-Ugric peoples have kept their folklore, crafts and languages. The aboriginal peoples of Gorny Altai have saved their traditional lifestyle and house holding, the Buryats, living near the Baikal Lake keep up the traditions of the ancient spiritual culture of shamanism.>>>Indigenous Day attacks Columbus 'myth'
A group of UNM students would like to see Columbus Day traded for Indigenous Day.
Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group will celebrate Indigenous Day for the sixth year today, member Dina Gillio said. She said the celebration of Indigenous Day is important to many different cultures.>>>
Move over, Lucy. And kiss the missing link goodbye.
Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. The find reveals that our forebears underwent a previously unknown stage of evolution more than a million years before Lucy, the iconic early human ancestor specimen that walked the Earth 3.2 million years ago.>>>
Thirty-three-foot-wide (ten-meter-wide) "Bluestonehenge" was discovered just over a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the original Stonehenge near Salisbury, United Kingdom, scientists announced today.The 5,000-year-old ceremonial site is thought to have been a key stop along an ancient route between a land of the living, several miles away, and a domain of the dead—Stonehenge.>>>