Philippines: Tribal elder and son slain in bloody mining dispute
Almalew (pronounced al-me-law), the Blaans’ way of expressing hatred and exacting revenge for killed or murdered kin. Why do angels of death strike before the break of day in this troubled paradise called Bong Mal? And why did they murder the tribe’s most respected sage – the fulong ?Speaking with the spirits
Every year in the week leading to the full moon of Wahkaung, tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Myanmar's biggest Nat festival.
The crowds gathered for six days in Taungbyone village near Mandalay in honour of two ancient spirit brothers, Shwe Hpyin Gyi and Shwe Hpyin Lay. The event brings together thousands of festive worshippers who dance together with spirit mediums, feast on snacks by the roadside and shop for souvenirs.
FARMINGTON — "Over a peace pipe, it shall be done."
That's one way Francis Mitchell summons people he meets to keep in touch with Navajo culture. At 67, Mitchell is a Navajo medicine man, a Vietnam veteran, father of nine and mentor and spritual advisor to many.
I can't tell you how many times I've traveled to New York.
Ten times? Fifteen? I lost track years ago.
But each time I visit, I'm exposed to something new and exciting that resonates with me for years.
Members of an Indian tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's southeastern Amazon attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet.