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Indigenous Leaders Caravan Across the Country to Call for an End to Fracking

Indigenous Leaders Caravan Across the Country to Call for an End to FrackingThe group is leaving from Flagstaff, Arizona today and will end up in Philadelphia on July 24 for the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, which dovetails with the Democratic Natio... More

Health Centres Embrace Sweat Lodges to Help Indigenous Patients

Health Centres Embrace Sweat Lodges to Help Indigenous PatientsOntario’s minister of indigenous relations and reconciliation, says the province committed $250-million over a three-year period to bolster programs such as indigenous-oriented hea... More

Dispute Turns Deadly as Indigenous Brazilians Try to 'Retake' Ancestral Land

Dispute Turns Deadly as Indigenous Brazilians Try to In a feud that dates back decades, indigenous people seize private property they claim as their ancestral lands and farmers respond with deadly violence.... More

Scientists Compile List of Known Amazon Tree Species, Could Take Three Centuries to Find

Scientists Compile List of Known Amazon Tree Species, Could Take Three Centuries to Find No one had ever actually counted up all of the species we already know about, however, so many of those same scientists, led by Hans ter Steege at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center... More

New Indigenous Healing Room Creates Healthy Balance

New Indigenous Healing Room Creates Healthy BalanceIn the newly opened Mamawi indigenous healing room on the sixth floor of the Kingston General Hospital, aboriginal patient navigator Dionne Nolan lit a bundle of sage and demonstra... More

12,000-Year-Old Grave of Female Shaman Found in Israel

12,000-Year-Old Grave of Female Shaman Found in IsraelThe prehistoric grave of a female shaman, dated to around 12,000 years in the past and uncovered in the northern Israeli region known as Galilee, has yielded a treasure trove of ar... More

Brazilian Experts Blast US Academics’ Call for Uncontacted Tribes to Be Forcibly Contacted

Brazilian Experts Blast US Academics’ Call for Uncontacted Tribes to Be Forcibly ContactedThe Brazilian government’s Indigenous Affairs Department (FUNAI) has severely criticized the authors of a controversial editorial in Science magazine who called for forced contact ... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Janet Dolera

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Janet co-sponsors and participates offering a School of Living Traditions for Babaylans in Manilla; and provides on-going documentation and support in Palawan to help Palawan based Babaylan women priests and Balyan,
male priests to restore and revive their ancestral practices.
She has begun work with the Tagbanwa, the Batak, and the Tau’t Bato Tribes through visits, immersion, rituals, and shared healing. Janet, a traditional healer herself, and a natural farmer, has also been asked by the Babaylans/Balyans to support the sharing of their good traditional farming practices and herbal knowledge of farming wild crops and for tending wild bees.

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Book of The Month

The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

By Barbara Tedlock Ph.D.

The Woman in the ShamanA distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from
its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today.

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Film of The Month

Sastun - My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer

By Guido Verweyen

Sastun - My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer by Guido Verweyen In her quest to explore the healing powers of plants, an American herbalist ventures into the rainforest of Belize where she befriends one of the last remaining Maya shamans, Don Elijo
Panti. While learning his secrets during her apprenticeship, she unearths her life's work: to preserve this ancient knowledge and to bridge the gap between science and traditional healing wisdom. Funded by the National Cancer Institute in New York, Rosita Arvigo is in a race against time, scouring the tropical rainforests of Central America in search of cures for many deadly diseases like Aids and cancer before they are wiped out by deforestation.

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