New Mexico to offer free online 'curandero' class
The University of New Mexico is going to offer a free online class on curanderismo — the art of traditional healing.
The school announced this month it will create a Massive Open Online Course as an offshoot of its popular curanderismo class offered on campus every summer.
A New Credit First Nation family’s decision to let their 11-year-old treat her cancer with Indigenous medicine rather than chemotherapy has prompted the intervention of Ontario children’s aid authorities.
“This chemo that I am on is killing my body and I cannot take it anymore,” said the girl, who cannot be named due to the involvement of provincial authorities, in a Tuesday video produced by Two Row Times, a free weekly distributed to Ontario First Nations reservations.
For the past three months, a new rhythm runs through the days of Kwoico Salil Mukhia’s life in Kathmandu, Nepal. The 35-year-old, who founded Acoustic Traditional, an organisation which promotes oral storytelling and tribal folklore, spends all his time meeting NGOs and historians who work with Nepal’s indigenous tribes, drawing up meticulous maps of remote, hilly regions and having long chats with locals over tea.Soul Retrieving Shaman: On the Side of South Africa's Angels
As an 18 year old nurse, Katharine Lee, now 67, started “living it up, smoking and drinking and partying,” and the previously “naïve Christian girl who wanted to serve God with all her being,” became an atheist.
Alfred Gibson (Navajo), spiritual leader and medicine man, helps Native veterans heal from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through the “enemy way” ceremony with the support of the Veterans Administration. While these therapies have been used by Native people for generations, over the past few years, the Veterans Administration has witnessed the power and value of the culutrally sensitive process.