Two Spirit/LGBT Rights Toolkit for Tribal Governments Introduced

Two Spirit/LGBT Rights Toolkit for Tribal Governments IntroducedA 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.

Golden Eagle Tribal Society creates Medicine Wheel Garden

Golden Eagle Tribal Society creates Medicine Wheel GardenStudents 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

Society full of folklore, traditionIn 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.

British man becomes Mongolian shaman

British man becomes Mongolian shamanA typical evening for Paul Diamond can include any number of things: an Indian fire ritual, yoga, a puja to Green Tara, a conversation about dream conceptualization, chi gong, a guided meditation, or a South American shamanic ritual. For the last twenty years, Mr. Diamond has traveled the world studying religion, mysticism, and indigenous shamanic practices.

Daughter of sangoma follows in his footsteps

Daughter of sangoma follows in his footsteps There is a saying “Like father, like son,” but to the Hlathi family, it is like father, like daughter. Rhandzu Hlathi, the daughter of a well-known local traditional healer, Dr Sylvester Hlathi, was one of three young trainees at Mageva village outside Giyani who finally graduated as sangomas. She spent more than three years as a trainee.