Monthly Archives: August 2011

Growing Native Foods with Rainwater Reinvents Life in the Desert

For members of southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham tribe, the native desert foods of their ancestors offer a pathway to the future. Not only does the community’s health depend on reviving the tribe’s ancient foodways, but cultivating the crops adapted to the climate of the Sonoran Desert—and using the desert’s scarce water wisely to grow them—promises […]

Central Asia: Sacred Sites Stewards Release Statement

Shamans, cultural activists and spiritual practitioners from around the world gathered recently in the mountains of Central Asia to conduct a ceremony in protection of sacred sites. The group met for four days in the Uch Enmek natural ethno-park in Karakol, where – amidst breath-taking landscape – it performed a native fire ceremony designed to […]