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.

Shaman Lazo Mongush: People obtain their ailments themselves

Shaman Lazo Mongush: People obtain their ailments themselvesLazo Dovuyevich was a participant in the Second International theatric - educational festival "Nauruz", which took place last week in Kazan. On one of festival nights, he performed an old shamanic ritual kamlanie on the shore of Lake Kaban. The purpose of the ritual is to bring health to the people of our city, and that they would all live in harmony. And that children would be born intelligent, healthy and talented.

Shamanism goes mainstream

Shamanism goes mainstreamColourful flags snapped in the sea breeze as more than a dozen Korean shamans, dressed in bright colours, danced and chanted prayers in front of a huge cow's head stuck to a trident.