'Dalai Lama of the rainforest' brings climate change warning to Britain

A Yanomami Indian shaman from the Brazilian Amazon, dubbed ‘the Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’, will journey to Europe in June to give a message to world leaders in advance of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.
Shaman Davi Kopenawa Yanomami will tell MPs at the British Houses of Parliament that the world’s rainforests cannot be bought,>>>

Shaman suicide

Shaman suicideA suicide case involving a family in Dagana has opened up fresh discussions among the public on just how conversion activities of Christians in the villages - among the illiterate and the poor - is going awry.
The finger is pointed, for now, on a national housing development corporation (NHDC) engineer Tendup Lepcha, 40 – a Christian pastor,>>>

In Ecuador, Resentment of an Oil Company Oozes

In Ecuador, Resentment of an Oil Company OozesSHUSHUFINDI, Ecuador — Mention to Anita Ruíz the name of the giant oil company Chevron, and she trembles with rage. At her wooden hut here in the Amazon forest, where oil-project flares illuminate the night sky, she points to a portrait of her youngest son, who died seven years ago of leukemia at age 16.

Ghost hunters inspect 180-year-old NM hotel site

Ghost hunters inspect 180-year-old NM hotel siteALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The former owner of a 180-year-old adobe building hears the door of a potbellied stove opening and wood being stacked inside, but no one is there.

Mysterious whispers echo in the current owner's ear. Things fall off shelves for no apparent reason.>>>>

Russian Shamans Vote For First Nationwide Leader

Russian Shamans Vote For First Nationwide LeaderMOSCOW -- A flat in a 12-story building in Tekstilschiki, an industrial Moscow suburb, is an unlikely place for an election headquarters -- and an even unlikelier one for the hub of a shaman election.

But this is where Shonchalai Khovenmei, whose grandmother was a shaman in Khakasia, a region in eastern Siberia, has joined forces with Moscow shaman Olard Dikson to organize the election for the post of Russia’s chief shaman.