Ayahuasca May Hold Key to Breaking Addiction, But Canada Is Forcing Doctor to Stop Testing

Ayahuasca May Hold Key to Breaking Addiction, But Canada Is Forcing Doctor to Stop TestingDo you see them? All over Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside there are junkies, addicts and alkies. On street corners, in alleys, lurking outside the ancient hotels. All over Downtown Eastside there’s also help available for junkies, addicts, alkies—detox programs, 12-step meetings, residential treatment centers, methadone clinics, safe-injection protocols. Some of the programs are sponsored by the local churches.

Traditional Hmong Healers Learning to Partner With Valley Doctors

Traditional Hmong Healers Learning to Partner With Valley DoctorsThousands of Hmong refugees settled in the Central Valley in the 1970s and like most immigrants, they brought their own traditions with them. Back home, the Hmong were more likely to see a shaman than a doctor when they got sick and that has presented something of a challenge for health care professionals here in California.

Algonac festival celebrates Native American culture

Algonac festival celebrates Native American cultureDressed in Native American regalia, Harper, 16, of Traverse joined in the powwow dance as a group of men hit a large drum and sang in the Algonac Elementary School gym.
Harper, a Native American of Odawa descent, started dancing about four years ago. He does it to carry on the culture and traditions of his heritage.

Order out of chaos

Order out of chaosGeorges Pompidou gave his name to Paris’s leading centre for modern art, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing had a railway station transformed into the Musée d’Orsay, François Mitterand commissioned the Louvre’s glass pyramids and Jacques Chirac championed the construction of a radical museum of anthropology at Paris’s Quai Branly.

Tlingit traditional knowledge: trees are people

Tlingit traditional knowledge: trees are peopleTlingit Elder Elaine Abraham shared stories of her ancestors’ relationship with their environment at the Alaska Rainforest Center's symposium at Centennial Hall, Thursday.