'We have lost touch with Mother Nature'

Shaman says we're too late to stop global warming.
Thirty years ago, there was time to change and reverse the effects of global warming on this earth. In 1978, Angaangaq Lyberth informed the world in front of the United Nations about the melting of the Arctic ice cap. Back then, there was time to change. Now Lyberth said, there isn't.

An interview with Amasina, a shaman in the Amazon rainforest

An interview with Amasina, a shaman in the Amazon rainforestDeep in the Suriname rainforest, an innovative conservation group is working with indigenous tribes to protect their forest home and culture using traditional knowledge combined with cutting-edge technology.

A ‘Rich People’s Woodstock,’ With More Drums

A ‘Rich People’s Woodstock,’ With More DrumsSAGAPONACK, N.Y. — The mystery began on the first Monday night of August, when as many as 1,500 people, according to the local police, descended on Sagg Main Beach here to dance to the polyrhythmic beats of a Brazilian drumming circle.

Shaman Chocolates Support Indigenous Tribe with Sales from Organic Treats

Shaman Chocolates Support Indigenous Tribe with Sales from Organic TreatsThe gourmet organic chocolate bars from Shaman Chocolates don't just make another sweet gift for friends and family this holiday season, they also offer a socially responsible alternative. All profits from the sale of the certified organic and Fair Trade Shaman Chocolates help support the Huichol Indians, a tribe living in central western Mexico in the Sierra Madre Mountains, who are said to be the last Indigenous Tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions.

Court: Brazil On The Brink Of Civil War

Court: Brazil On The Brink Of Civil War(AP) Deep in the northernmost reaches of the Amazon jungle, a land conflict between rice farmers and a handful of Indian tribes has turned so violent that the country's Supreme Court warns it could escalate into civil war.

The court is expected to decide in August if the government can keep evicting rice farmers from a 4.2 million acre Indian reservation decreed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2005. The evictions were stopped in April when rice farmers started burning bridges and blockading roads, and justices said they feared a "veritable civil war."