Karissa Lang

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What nomads wore during Biblical kings David and Solomon's era revealed

Archaeologists have for the first time discovered textiles dating from the era of Biblical kings David and Solomon in southern Israel. An extensive …

Archaeology

1972: A glimpse at life on a Native American reservation

Native American reservations<p>Scratching out a living in the dust of the southwest<p>In 1972, photographer Terry Eiler was commissioned by the federal …

Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon and damaging resources, officials said.<p>The massive animals can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and …

Turns Out the Oregon Ranchers Were Pooping All Over Native American Artifacts

When nature calls, you must answer, but please don't do so by pooping all over sacred ground used by Native Americans for hundreds of years.<p>After …

National Council of Native American Churches on Peyote and Marijuana

<i>Published February 19, 2016</i><p>The following statement by the Native American Churches was released in a letter form, dated February 13, 2016<p>There is a …

Soldiers Turn To Native American Sweat Lodges To Treat PTSD

<b>Feb 23rd, 2016 | KOAA.com</b><p><i>Sweat Lodge Offers Veteran Warriors PTSD Relief</i><p>A sweat lodge on Fort Carson is leading the way for military installations …

Charge Nature Reserve Occupiers for Desecrating Sacred Site

<b>Target</b>: U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch<p><b>Goal</b>: Punish men for defecating on sacred Native American site during their illegal occupation of an …

Archaeology

Grenfell prof puts spotlight on ancient Mi'kmaq game Waltes

A professor at Memorial University's Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook is shining a light on an ancient Mi'kmaq game that fell out of use in recent …

Farmer Returns 700 Acres To Native American Tribe

By Donna Martinez, www.searanchabalonebay.com<p>| Create!<p>Above photo: From <i>The Trust for Public Land/Brendan Moriarty</i><p>Sonoma County, CA – For the first …

8 Terrifying—and Unconventional—Ancient Weapons

Ancient chemical weapons and weaponized animals (think flaming pigs) didn't have the devastating reach of our warheads and delivery systems today, …

Ancient History

The glory of Yellowstone national park in winter

For BBC wildlife cameraman John Aitchison, Yellowstone national park, in the Rocky Mountains, is special because of its wolves, bison and natural beauty – even when it’s -20C<p><b>I first went to Yellowstone national park,</b> a huge area of wild country in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, in the winter of …

The Sneaky Life of the World’s Most Mysterious Plant

It looks so ordinary, this vine. But it’s not. It is, arguably, the most mysteriously talented, most surprising plant in the world.<p>It’s called <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, and it lives in the temperate rain forests of Chile and Argentina. It does what most vines do—it crawls across the forest floor, …

Nature

Basketball is my life: Why was I barred from playing in a First Nations tournament?

<i>Josiah Wilson, 20, was adopted as an infant in Haiti and raised by a Heiltsuk family in Canada. He was excluded from the All Native Basketball Tournament last week</i><p>I've been playing basketball since I was four years old, when I used to dunk on my little plastic hoop. I played on the junior high and …

Violence 'rife' against Bangladesh's indigenous women

There is no justice for indigenous women and girls in Bangladesh who suffer physical and sexual violence, says a new report. More than 400 indigenous …

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are asking for help from senior levels of government to improve the quality of their drinking water.

BlackburnNews.com photo<p>Nawash Unceded First Nation Needs Better Drinking Water<p>February 17, 2016 4:21am<p>The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation …

Snorkeling

Why are Indigenous Peoples more likely to be poor?

Indigenous Peoples face poverty rates that are on average twice as high as for the rest of Latin Americans. This fact is probably not a surprise to …

Indigenous Peoples

It Looks Like the Oregon Occupiers Left a Giant Trench of Poop Near Important Native American Grounds

FBI agents investigating the scene of the Oregon wildlife reserve occupation this week found a trench full of “significant amounts of human feces” …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

We use our cognitive resources differently based on the season, study finds.<p>You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter …

Your assumptions about Native Americans and alcohol are wrong

That widely held assumption that Native Americans drink way more than other groups?<p>Not really accurate, according to a study published this week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers found that Native Americans are more likely than white counterparts to abstain from alcohol …

Native Americans

Ancient Footprints Discovered in Arizona

The recent discovery of dozens of remarkably well-preserved footprints in the southern Arizona desert provides new insights into how Native people …

Anthropology

Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects 1.8 million acres in California's desert

President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert Thursday, expanding federal protection to 1.8 million acres of landscapes that have retained their natural beauty despite decades of heavy mining, cattle ranching and off-roading.<p>The designation was requested by U.S. …

National Parks

Why you really should get excited about gravitational waves

By William Njobvu <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>It's a 100-year-old unsolved mystery, the only bit of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity that's never been proved.</b><p>Until now.<p>The secret of the universe has been revealed, in the form of gravitational waves (we'll explain them in a minute).<p>"It's the first …

Albert Einstein

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "<i>Otzi</i>", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were …

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out." But when it comes …

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

The body—each molecular cell, tissue, and organ—relies upon water to remain alive and workable. Water provides a kind of health therapy, along with …

Wellness