Crow Fair Powwow: Hospitality and Culture

Crow Fair Powwow: Hospitality and Culture

Looking down from a rise on the outskirts of the Crow Agency, I stood in awe of the 1,500 teepees stretched out below a wide blue Montana sky. Troupes of dancers gathered in tight circles making last minute adjustments to their ornate feathers, colorful tassels, and war bonnets. A line of white

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Indigenous People Unite in Bali

Indigenous People Unite in Bali

The Indigenous Celebration started with an opening ceremony led by the elders of the Dayak Maanyan community of Central Kalimantan. A prayer ritual was led asking for protection and permission from their ancestors to guard the sacred ground of the Arma, Ubud, Bali, which involved a sprinkling of rice and

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Indigenous Celebration in Bali

Indigenous Celebration in Bali

“This incredible 3-day Indigenous Celebration staged in Bali May 11-13. 2018 can be viewed on line. Your unique password will be sent via registration www.indigenouscelebration.art/live-streaming.” How do we celebrate culture? One way is to gather and honour traditions and rituals and share with an audience through storytelling, dance, music and visual arts.

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An Indigenous Celebration in Ubud

An Indigenous Celebration in Ubud

Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May. This May sees the  first ever gathering of indigenous people from around the world in a celebration that honours the wisdom passed down from their ancestors and celebrates the diversity and

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Life in a Longhouse Sungai Utik Village

Life in a Longhouse Sungai Utik Village

“Spending time among the Dayak Iban is an awakening into a community very much in tune with its surroundings. Villagers welcome visitors into their fold, share space in Longhouses, take walks along the Utik River, long considered their source of life. The shared experienceboth by community members and visitorsis compelling.”

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Gluten Free – What’s It All About?

Gluten Free – What’s It All About?

When my young daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of ten, I had to learn all about gluten. The test to diagnose the disease was in itself a major undertaking. She was hospitalised and diagnosed via an endoscopic biopsy. A small camera was sent down a tube

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Lombok’s Little Jockeys – Bareback and Barefoot

Lombok’s Little Jockeys – Bareback and Barefoot

Every year at the Bau Nyale Festival in Kuta, Lombok, jockeys come together to compete in a horse racing event unique to Indonesia. Jockeys are always light, but these jockeys are different. They are children who start their training when they are four or five years old. They are ready

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Romancing The Stone

Romancing The Stone

When I arrived at the Hotel Tugu in Blitar, a three-hour drive from Malang, I felt like I was taking a journey back in time. The pages of history opened before me as I sat in the late afternoon sun at Waroeng Jawa, an open-air lounge where guests gather around

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Bajau, The Sea Gypsies of the Togeans

Bajau, The Sea Gypsies of the Togeans

I had the honour of meeting Rohani, a wise, proud man, on the front porch of his home in Kabalutan Village, in the Togean Islands. He is a Bajau, a man of the sea, and has been a fisherman all his life, or as he likes to say, a hunter.

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