Shaman aims to scupper Ecuador oil plans
Ecuador’s Petroamazonas will no doubt over the years have stared down much competition to its exploration plans in the ecologically-rich South American nation.
But now the state-owned company’s plans to explore for oil in one pristine part of the Amazon will it against new detractors: a local shaman, his British wife and their toddler daughter.
Travel through lush, green ravines in the rainforest and you’re closer to the afterlife, according to Mayan lore. And indeed there is no better time for a visit to Cancun or the Riviera Maya than Dia de los Muertos, or Nov. 1, the evening of the Day of the Dead.Two Spirit/LGBT Rights Toolkit for Tribal Governments Introduced
A first-of-its-kind guide complete with sample legal language is now available for tribal governments to adopt or amend their laws to recognize the rights of all their citizens, including Two Spirit and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Students at The University of Southern Mississippi created a place where anyone can get a lesson in history, medicine and culture all in one.Society full of folklore, tradition
In the decades before the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians developed a modern, constitution-based government, stories of shamans performing supernatural feats were as real to tribal members as government efforts to get them to assimilate into America’s melting pot.