For centuries the Church labeled many forms of non-Christian spirituality as ”demonic” and ”witchcraft”. Shamans and other practitioners of these faiths were put on trial as witches and killed, often in sadistic fashion such as being burned alive. One group of people who were particularly hated by the Church were Sámi people who continued toFortsätt läsa ”Sámi people ask that sacred ritual drum be returned to them”
The Piripkura are safe – but only for 6 months
Good and bad news for the Piripkura tribe: the land protection order has been renewed – but only for 6 months ahead. Survival Internation has more on the situation: https://www.facebook.com/19668531552/posts/10158557232456553/ ^Survival International fights for the rights of indigenous people worldwide. Follow their important work if you can.
An article about the threat against the Piripkura
There are now only two days left before the fate of the Piripkura tribe is decided. If the government protection order isn’t renewed, they could face genocide. A Journey With the Last Survivor of an Amazon Massacre ^There is a link to the petition at the bottom of the article. Sign it if you haven’tFortsätt läsa ”An article about the threat against the Piripkura”
Sami National Day
Today is February 6th, which means it’s the national day of the Sami people. Let us celebrate and honour this culture, which has survived for thousands of years despite suppression from dominant surrounding nations. In my own country of Sweden, Sami people were forced off their land by the state and had their native religionFortsätt läsa ”Sami National Day”