Sacred Hopi masks go under the hammer in Paris

Sacred Hopi masks go under the hammer in ParisAn international association defending indigenous peoples tried, in vain, to stop the Parisian auction of 70 sacred Hopi Native American masks from Arizona. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at an unusual cross-cultural spat.

The Unknown Indian: The Incredible Story of an Uncontacted Tribe Member

The Unknown Indian: The Incredible Story of an Uncontacted Tribe MemberHis name means "Hawk" in his language. Yet even with the acuity of vision the moniker suggests, Karapiru could not have foreseen the tragedy that befell his people, the Aw tribe of northeastern Brazil. He could never have imagined the day that he would have to flee for his life far into the rainforest, a shotgun pellet burning in his back, his family mown down by gunmen. Nor could he have known that this brutal day would be the first in a decade of solitude and silence.

Manitoba aboriginal elder ends hunger strike

Manitoba aboriginal elder ends hunger strikeOTTAWA - Manitoba elder Raymond Robinson has ended his hunger strike to raise awareness about plights facing Canada's aboriginal people.
Robinson, who vowed to bar liquids and solids from his diet last Wednesday, met with leaders in recent days including Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo.

Modern Economists Are More Shaman Than Scientist

Modern Economists Are More Shaman Than ScientistFrom the trading pits of the stock exchange to the marbled halls of power in Washington, everybody looks toward economists for explanations about the world around us and where its headed. While economists present themselves as sober scientists, they are actually closer to shamans, and their function in society is much like the prophets of old, John Mauldin said this morning on the Markets Hub.

One tribe's war against corporate greed: How the Penan people of Borneo are fighting to preserve th

 One tribeIn the damp, lush and humid rainforest of northern Sarawak, on Borneo, the indigenous Penan tribe who have lived on the island for centuries fight a daily battle against the logging juggernauts who want to raze their homes to the ground.