For Navajo medicine man, ceremony and tribal custom is at the center

For Navajo medicine man, ceremony and tribal custom is at the centerThat'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.

Communing with spirits

Communing with spiritsThe shaman of Xi Wuqi city wakes before sunrise on a Wednesday morning in June, piles his family into his silver Peugeot, and drives out beyond the city’s boxy mid-rises, past miles of strip-mines and coal refineries, and to the foot of a broad kelly-green hillside on the grasslands.

Ancestors Speak through Zulu Oracle

Ancestors Speak through Zulu OracleWe are Quinn and Fabian Makhanda, African-American twins who lived with our Great-Grandmother Anna Makhanda in the township of Soweto in South Africa from 1992-1994. Anna Makhanda was a renowned African Oracle [Sangoma] and prayer person who was a faithful member of the community’s Christian church.

Love and care necessary for a healthy lifestyle, says a faith healer

Love and care necessary for a healthy lifestyle, says a faith healerGenuine love and care are two important, intangible emotions that gives boost to our neurons for a healthy lifestyle, advocates Villy Doctor, an Indian doctor who believes that meditation and prayers as important aspects of healthy life.

Hip hop acts as a bridge to aboriginal cultures

Hip hop acts as a bridge to aboriginal culturesMONTREAL -- A volatile mix of the traditional and the contemporary should make a hit of Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, an exhibition that opened this week at the Musée d’art contemporain.