Specifically, she examines the male and female figures in the pre-Shamanic mythology of the Ket (Paleo-Siberian peoples who live in the Yenisei Basin) and the Evenk
(Tungusic peoples who originated west of Lake Baikal and spread across Siberia), remarking that in the earliest preserved tales, "the deer women are the center of a life-giving universe and the source of life itself," while in later periods, the shaman takes on the power previously assigned to deities--many of them female (p.
EHe has met headhunters deep in the Indonesian rainforest, bushmen in Namibia and the Evenk
people of Siberia.
Ray Mears is an explorer and survivalist, who has met headhunters deep in the Indonesian rainforest, bushmen in Namibia and the Evenk
people of Siberia.
While the word shaman, meaning "one who knows," originates with the Siberian language of Evenk
, this word now commonly refers to a cross-cultural phenomenon, where the shaman works in partnership with the spirit world, often through altered states of consciousness.
and Yakut people have long claimed a 'Nesski' lurks in its depths.
Population (Census, 2002) was 3,023,525 (including Taymyr and Evenk
The editors have gathered several forms of writing from numerous tribes, including Khanty and Evenk
, presenting a wide ranging yet intimate view of life on Siberian land.
In the case of the formation of Krasnoyarsk Krai, resource-rich Evenk
and Taymyr autonomous okrugs were subsumed by a significantly poorer--albeit geographically larger--subject, in the process forfeiting formal recognition of their cultural distinctiveness.
The helmers add irony by showing their subjects watching romanticized TV coverage of Evenk
life that just doesn't square with the reality.
Five families originated from settlements in a high-incidence middle Viliui region with a rural population of 10,000, composed of remnants of the indigenous Tungus (Evenk
) tribes that have been largely assimilated by the dominant Yakut (Sakha) people.
Also among those recognised were Alexandra Lavrillier, a French ethnologist who has been running a school for nomadic Evenk
hunter-herders in Siberia; Australian marine conservationist Brad Norman, who has created an identification system that will enable coastal communities and divers to gather information about the endangered whale shark; and Thai microbiologist, Pilai Poonswad, who rediscovered a species of hornbill thought to be extinct and has mobilised former poachers and city families to help in its conservation.