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Sahsima is the Songhees First Nation name for this rock, which in their histories tells of a man who was harpooning seals and was turned to stone for rebuking… 54 more words



This transformer stone, Sahsima, has spent millennia withstanding the storm’s fury.

Reprised from January 2012

I am in the field and totally off the grid for most of July, so my responses to comments will be interrupted. 18 more words


Is War Innate?: Blood Revenge Theories

When the British went to Papua New Guinea the introduced the machete, the number of deaths skyrocketed in wars among neighboring tribes.Chagnon states in his theory that blood revenge may be the leading cause of violence in tribal warfare.According to Chagnon blood revenge is the retaliatory killing conducted by close kinsman seeking revenge for their fallen member of the group. 689 more words


Wilson-Raybould not backing away from bolstering indigenous rights in Canada

OTTAWA – Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has a message for critics who suggest she is backtracking on the government’s pledge to bolster indigenous rights in Canada: she isn’t. 615 more words


When languages die, ecosystems often die with them | Public Radio International

Living on Earth July 15, 2014 · 12:45 PM EDT Writer Max J. Rosenthal
Photo: An Aboriginal performer in Sydney, Australia.

Aboriginal languages in Australia are among the fastest-disappearing tongues in the world. 314 more words