Chippewa-Indian
Chippewa Indian Woman and Child in cradle board - 1800s.
aboriginal
Aboriginal Didjeridoo Players
Delphi
Delphi the Oracular Sacred Site.
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Cultural Anthropology
Having grown up in the Eastern Goldfields in my childhood and having Aboriginal Indigenous Australians as my friends, ( I am not indigenous,but 4th generation Australian born with Celtic, Danish, English and Irish ancestry.) It is therefore also not surprising that later on in life I undertook studies in Anthropology. This page shows some of the subject areas of which I am interested and which my activist activities have included for many years.

Australian Aboriginal
Aboriginal Art and Culture
Learning the didjeridoo.
Australian Bush Tucker - This varies according to region.. However some foods are common to most areas. In the eastern goldfields of Western Australia we would  collect wild Quongdongs (native sandalwood fruit)  and dig up native yams that grew in the semi desert areas. They were 75% water and could save a person's life if lost in the bush.
Western Australia Aboriginal native Animal and Bush Foods - W.A. museum site.

Australian Aboriginal Native Title
Government Site -The National Native title Tribunal
The Native Title Research Unit - NTRU

The Mabo Case-What was it?

The Mabo Case was made by the High Court on 3, June 1993. The "Mabo Decision," was named after the aboriginal man Eddie Mabo who challenged the Australian legal system and fought for recognition of the rights of aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples' as the traditonal owners of their lands.


Native American
I have serveral Lakota people as close friends and have been hleping with their rights for water protection on their lands.Without clean water there is no life or health.
Lakota People's Law Project.
Lakota Law Campaigns- several listed here.
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Sacred Sites
When I was a child I would wander the bush of the semi desert terrain and climb the hill that had a high view of the salt lakes surrounding Norseman in the Eastern goldfields of Western Australia.  I would gaze across the valley and I could feel the age of this ancient land..like the "time before time" as the energy of the view stretched before me.  My Honours thesis  in Anthropology was on Sacred sites and pilgrimage.
Sacred Sites come under few  different categories. There are natural earth sites where the leylines or earth grid lines cross and create a power spot. These sites are often indigenous sites. There are also sites that have become sacred because of their spiritual or religeous  affiliation. When Christianity first became a recognized religion they often appropiated sites of ancient people's who they called pagan and built their churches and cathedrals on these sites. this was particularly the case in Europe, Great Britain and Ireland. Cathedrals were also built according to geomancy and became places of power over the generations as religeous rites, religeous services and ceremonies were held in them enhancing their power. There are also sites where people had visions of saints or religeous figures and built churches or places of worship on the spot.There are sacred wells and pagan sites.The are ancient oracular sites such as at Delphi in Greece.
Sacred Sites - article by Amethyst
Sacred sites and Altered states of consciousness
Martin Grey's webpage on  Sacred Sites.
PDF Article -Corporate Responsibility for the Protection of Native American  Sacred Sites.
Sacred Land Film Project
Britain's Holiest Places
Archeo Astronomy -Oracular Functioning and Architecture of the Five Apollo Temples.
Delphi Oracular Temple in Greece- good article

Shamanism
Shamanism - An article on "Shamanism and Spirit by Anthropologist - Edith Turner.
Encyclopaedia  of Shamanism- covers diverse cultures shamanic practice.