THE TAHERETIKITIKI WAR CANOE (WAKA) OF TURANGAWAEWAE _ 0571

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http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZH19070705.2.42

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From New Zealand
Travel from June 8 to June 23
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AZTEC CALENDAR _ 0539

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The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.
The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year “century,” sometimes called the “calendar round”. The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.
The calendric year may have begun at some point in the distant past with the first appearance of the Pleiades (Tianquiztli) asterism in the east immediately before the dawn light.[1] (See heliacal rising.) But due to the precession of the Earth’s axis, it fell out of favor to a more constant reference point such as a solstice or equinox. Early Spanish chroniclers recorded it being celebrated in proximity with the Spring equinox.
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From Mexico
Travel from May 6 to Mar 23
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TRIBAL LIFE (SOUTH AFRICA) _ 0537

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Zulu beadwork holds messages in its intricate and colorful designs.

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From Eastern Cape, South Africa
Travel from April 30 to May 22
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THE ONA PEOPLE _ 0529

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Tierra del Fuego, “land of fire,” was first discovered by Europeans early in the sixteenth century. A group of islands that had separated from the southern tip of the South American mainland long ago, Tierra del Fuego had probably been inhabited by different groups of Indians for at least 9000 years. The largest island in the zone, the “Great Island,” now divided between Chile and Argentina, was the homeland of the Selk’nam Indians, sometimes known as the Ona. Until their extermination began in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, there were between 3500 and 4000 Ona on the island. In 1919, Father Martin Gusinde counted fewer then 300, and by 1930 less than 100 Ona remained. By 1977, when this film was released, Angela, the last full-blooded Ona Indian, had died
http://www.der.org/

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From Chile
Travel from April 24 to May 17
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MAWÉ PEOPLE _ 0463

The Sateré-Mawé (or Sateré-Maue) is an indigenous tribe located in the Brazilian Amazon, with an estimated population of about 10,761. The Sateré-Mawé are the first to domesticate and cultivate guarana, a popular stimulant.

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The Satere-Mawe people use intentional bullet ant stings as part of their initiation rites to become a warrior. The ants are first rendered unconscious by submerging them in a natural sedative and then hundreds of them are woven into a glove made out of leaves (which resembles a large oven mitt), stinger facing inward. When the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the glove onto his hand. The goal of this initiation rite is to keep the glove on for a full ten minutes. When finished, the boy’s hand and part of his arm are temporarily paralyzed due to the ant venom, and he may shake uncontrollably for days. The only “protection” provided is a coating of charcoal on the hands, supposedly to confuse the ants and inhibit their stinging. To fully complete the initiation, however, the boys must go through the ordeal a total of 20 times over the course of several months or even years.
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From Brazil
Travel from Mar 17 to April 26
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NINA INDÍGENA (ECUADOR) _ 0460

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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are the groups of people who were present in what became the South American nation of Ecuador when Europeans arrived. The term also includes their descendants from the time of the Spanish conquest to the present. Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuador’s population is of indigenous heritage, while another 65 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Black people, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 10 percent.
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From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
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DANSEUR NEW CALEDONIA _ 0419

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Festival of the Yam (Mid-March) – Watch the most important event in the Kanak calendar at the sacred Festival of the Yam, which marks the beginning of the yam harvest. In New Caledonia, the yam is treated with the respect usually saved for an ancestor. The yams are blessed the following day by the priest then distributed among the villagers.
http://www.honeymoonguide.com.au/

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From New Caledonia
Travel from Mar 21 to April 8
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ABORIGINAL MARKING FIRE _ 0402

Australian Aborigines performing the ancient art of fire – marking

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From Australia
Travel from Jan 25 to April 7
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KANAK TRADITIONAL DANCE _ 0401

Dance is very important to the native people (the Kanak). The pilou dance for example is a story that encompasses subjects as diverse as birth, marriage, battle, and even cyclones. Colonial authorities originally banned this dance due to the trance-like state it induced and for the ocassional case of cannabilism. Music is also important. Musical instruments used include percussion instruments, bamboo flutes, and conch shells.
http://www.virtualoceania.net/

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From New Caledonia
Travel from Mar 21 to April 3
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MONOLITO (tiwanaku) _ 0398

The most imposing monument at Tiwanaku is the temple of Akapana. It is a pyramid originally with seven superimposed platforms with stone retaining walls rising to a height of over 18m. Only the lowest of these and part of one of the intermediate walls survive intact. Investigations have shown that it was originally clad in blue stone and surmounted by a temple, as was customary in Mesoamerican pyramids. It is surrounded by very well-preserved drainage canals. The walls of the small semi-subterranean temple (Templete) are made up of 48 pillars in red sandstone. There are many carved stone heads set into the walls, doubtless symbolizing an earlier practice of exposing the severed heads of defeated enemies in the temple.
http://whc.unesco.org/

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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Apirl 3
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No.39 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

NATIVE CHILDREN IN NEW CALEDONIA _ 0396

Boys are given more freedom than are girls. Valued traits include the ability to defend oneself and face challenges, as well as the traditional indispensable know-how (knowledge of clan history, medicinal plants, and political relationships between groups). Children are considered to have the temperament of a grandparent. Children are all educated in either public or religious schools; however, the failure rate is high.

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Higher Education. To attain skilled jobs, Kanak families now encourage children to receive a higher education. The proportion of Kanak students obtaining a bachelor’s degree has increased.
http://www.everyculture.com/

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From New Caledonia
Travel from Mar 21 to April 3
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KANAK NATIVES _ 0338

Kanak natives in Ile de Pines, New Caledonia wearing ethnic tribal costume
Kanak are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific. According to the 2009 census, they constitute 40.3% of the total population of New Caledonia with 99,078 people. Though Melanesian settlement is recorded on Grande Terre’s Presqu’île de Foué peninsula as far back as the Lapita culture, the origin of Kanak people is unclear. Ethnographic research has shown that Polynesian seafarers have intermarried with the Kanaks over the centuries. The Kanaks refer to the European inhabitants of New Caledonia as Caldoches.
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IMG_3450From New Caledonia
Travel from Mar 3 to Mar 11
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