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Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
Brasilia, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The official Union journal has published today an executive order ensuring the protection of 232,544 hectares of indigenous land, distributed in three áreas of the Brazilian states of Amazonas and Para.
The legislation comes into effect with the release of the presidential order that demands for the rights of four aboriginal ethnic groups in the nation, said Flávio Chiarelli, head of the Native National Foundation (FUNAI).
This way, the federal government shows its willingness to guarantee the rights of native peoples, Chiarelli said.
He announced that in 2015, other lands will then be part of the native heritage, with a population of about 820 thousand people, spread in almost 300 ethnic groups that speak 274 different languages and represent nearly the 0.26 percent of the total amount of Brazilians.
The release of the executive order comes a day after the celebration of the…
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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video is about young northern lapwings at their nest in the Netherlands.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Lapwings: Threatened bird species takes sanctuary in a Northern Ireland prison
Prisoners serving life sentences helped create the habitat for breeding lapwings
Monday 20 April 2015
One of the world’s most threatened birds has found a sanctuary within a prison that houses Northern Ireland’s most dangerous inmates.
Prisoners serving life sentences helped create the habitat for around 20 pairs of breeding lapwings. The birds have made their home on a marshy no-man’s-land at HMP Maghaberry, dominated by razor wire and lookouts behind reinforced glass.
Swampy, short grass and the lack of predators such…
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Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:
Egypt Book of the Dead
Ancient Manuals to the Afterlife – Waking Times : Waking Times. From and with permission ofWaking TimesVideo – Two of the world’s most important spiritual texts from the past are The Egyptian Book of the Dead and The Tibetan Book of the Dead. These books, written in two completely different parts of the world, describe in detail the process of transcendence from this plane into the next and offer valuable advice for anyone on a spiritual journey. The Tibetan scriptures were written in the 18th century, while the Egyptian texts were written over 4000 years ago and may be the oldest spiritual scripture in existence. Both offer very similar accounts of people with near-death experiences.The Egyptian Book of the Dead was part of a tradition of funerary texts which were painted onto objects, not papyrus. The texts consist of a number…
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Originally posted on The Confluence Countdown:
Saw this via Broome St. Temple: “10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hinduism.” It’s by Senior Director of Hindu American Foundation and Broome Street Temple board member Sheetal Shah. Just one of the things:
3. Karma is more than just “what goes around comes around.”
Karma is the universal law of cause and effect: each action and thought has a reaction, and this cycle is endless until one is able to perform virtuous action without expecting rewards.
The Bhagavad Gita, III.19 and III.20 expounds on this:
Tasmad asakta satatam
Karyam karma samacara
Asakto hy acaran karma
Param apnoti purusah
Sampasyan kartum arhasi
Therefore, without attachment
Perform always the work that has to be done
For man attains to the highest
By doing work without attachment
Likewise you should perform with a view to guide others
And for the sake of benefiting the welfare of the world
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Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
About 1,400 members of various indigenous Brazilian tribes have set up camp outside the National Congress in Brasilia to demand land rights.
Organisers of the Tierra Libre (Free Land) camp aim to discuss issues of land demarcation and indigenous rights with authorities.
Members of some of Brazil’s indigenous tribes demonstrate in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia(Evaristo Sa/AFP)
“A hundred groups from across the country are here to express their dissatisfaction…
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