As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels Pain
For over 20 years, the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Amazon have protested the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte. In 1989, a gripping image captured just how seriously the Indians took the issue: a photo showed Tuíra, a woman warrior of the Kayapó tribe, threatening to slice the face of an engineer with her machete at a meeting between Indians and dam officials.Thayong Kom tribe celebrates 235 years of settlement
Along with a scintillating presentation of their rise and birth, Kom tribe of Thayong on Saturday laid the memorial stone to mark 235 years of their peaceful settlement in the village.
The graceful occasion was attended by MLA of Lamlai Assembly Constituency Kshetrimayum Biren as chief guest.
Most of the thousands of tons of branches that fell in the April 9 ice storm soon will become the property of a contracted grinding company, but a small number are headed to the South Dakota State Penitentiary for use in Native American sweat lodge ceremonies.Brazil Indians Occupy Belo Monte Dam Site
The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory statement, the Secretariat General of the Presidency accused some indigenous leaders of dishonesty and involvement in illegal gold mining.Witnessing a South African healer at work
She lets out a piercing cry, her body starts shaking violently, her hands are clapping to the rhythm of large African drums - she is calling out to her ancestors. Thabiso Siswana is a traditional healer, known in South Africa as a sangoma.