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Blood Tribe - Kainai - The world's top hotel price comparison site with over 700,000 hotels Reencounter of the Original Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala in Ecuador Representatives of the original peoples and nationalities of the Americas returned to Ecuador last week for the twentieth anniversary of a historic gathering that advanced hemispheric unity. The Continental Encounter of the Original Nationalities and Peoples of Abya Yala met from June 14 to 16. Abya Yala is a word for the Americas in the language of the Kuna people in Panama that has gained broad usage as an aboriginal term for the hemisphere. In July 1990, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) together with the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) and the South American Indian Information Center (SAIIC) organized the First Continental Conference on Five Hundred Years of Indigenous Resistance. Four-hundred representatives from 120 Indigenous nationalities and organizations throughout the Americas formed a united front against oppression, discrimination, and exploitation. The meeting was organized around 16 workshops grouped into four themes.

Welcome to New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga Mesoweb The Official Web Site of the Blackfoot Nation Greeting Translations of the word welcome shown in many places frequented by foreigners or tourists to welcome people of all different nationalities. Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship (usually cordial) or social status (formal or informal) between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. Greetings sometimes are used just prior to a conversation or to greet in passing, such as on a sidewalk or trail. Some epochs and cultures have had very elaborate greeting rituals, for example, greeting of a sovereign. In some languages and cultures, the same word or gesture is used as both greeting and farewell. Greeting gestures[edit] A greeting can consist of an exchange of formal expression, a simple kiss, a hand shake or a hug. Throughout all cultures people greet one another as a sign of recognition, affection, friendship and reverence. Waving

‘The last free people on the planet’ <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> In small pockets around the world live isolated indigenous communities, groups that, even though they have had run-ins with their neighbours or Westerners, prefer to avoid or resist any further contact. Survival International reports that about one hundred groups around the world prefer to be left alone. The BBC is the gift that seems to keep on giving to Neuroanthropology this week. The footage shows people who refuse to come in from the forests.

Tracing New Zealanders’ Genetic History The Genographic Team has been in New Zealand this week, working with people of Pacific as well as European and other heritages to trace their genetic history. Each person does this by just rubbing a cotton swab inside his or her cheek. We will then take the tiny resulting DNA sample and compare it with the Genographic database, revealing the person’s place on the human family tree. An earlier post talked about meeting the Ngāi Tāmanuhiri community near Gisborne, New Zealand. Collaborating with the Allan Wilson Centre, we invited one hundred Wellington area residents to participate in the Genographic Project by swabbing with the latest version of our kit, “Geno 2.0,” to add their DNA to the project’s worldwide effort to better understand human history and migration. A Wellington, New Zealand resident swabs with Genographic ProjectPrincipal Investigator, Lisa Matisoo-Smith, to participate in theGenographic Project. Faces of some Genographic participants from Wellington.

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