Ancient Mayan Altars, Sculpted Artwork Discovered in Guatemala

Ancient Mayan Altars, Sculpted Artwork Discovered in GuatemalaA team of archaeologists in Guatemala has discovered a council house dating back about 700 years with altars, incense burners and sculpted images of animals. Located at the site of Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala, the house has "two colonnaded halls constructed side by side.

New Mexico to offer free online 'curandero' class

New Mexico to offer free online 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.

Children's aid steps in after 11-year-old trades chemo for native remedies

ChildrenA 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.

Telling old lives' tales

Telling old livesFor 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

Soul Retrieving Shaman: On the Side of South AfricaAs 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.