Drumming Proves Beneficial for Overcoming Substance Abuse Disorders

Drumming Proves Beneficial for Overcoming Substance Abuse DisordersA research study conducted by a team of psychiatrists based in Los Angeles, California concluded that drumming is beneficial for American Indians and Alaska Natives with substance abuse disorders, but clinical trials are needed to establish it as a standard treatment.

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Wrestles With Bureaucracy to Perform Sacred Ritual

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Wrestles With Bureaucracy to Perform Sacred RitualFollowing many protests and support from grassroots activists to protect the privacy of their Coming of Age ceremony, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe was allowed to hold its ceremony along the McCloud River in northern California with minimal interference from outsiders.

Native Americans to celebrate white bison in Conn.

Native Americans to celebrate white bison in Conn.GOSHEN, Conn. (AP) — The birth of a white bison, among the rarest of animals, is bringing Native Americans who consider it a sacred event to celebrate at one of the least likely of places, a farm in New England.

Historic inspiration comes home to roost

Historic inspiration comes home to roostAfter reading a book about legendary Sioux medicine man Black Elk at the age of thirteen, Jayson Fann was inspired to take action. Six months later he had left his home in Omaha, Nebraska to travel to the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota and was sitting shoulder to shoulder with Fools Crow and Dawson Has No Horses, learning the ancient Native American traditions of Sacred Hoops.

The Ecology of Disease

The Ecology of DiseaseTHERE’S a term biologists and economists use these days — ecosystem services — which refers to the many ways nature supports the human endeavor. Forests filter the water we drink, for example, and birds and bees pollinate crops, both of which have substantial economic as well as biological value.