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Explore the world's largest indigenous faiths.
- Information about the history, practices, and contemporary expressions of Shinto is posted on the Religious Tolerance website. The Japan-Guide travel website offers information about Shinto and links to explore Shinto sites in Japan and art forms.
- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation website offers an article, "Indigenous Traditions — Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders." The Gradebook website of educational resources has extensive information on the Aboriginal peoples of Austrailia and New Zealand.
- The African Traditional Religion website published by Chidi Denis Isizoh presents information about religions indigenous to different regions in Africa and offers many topical articles describing practices, beliefs, and interactions with Islam, Catholicism, Protestant religions, and Western cultures.
- The Internet Sacred Text Archive has a page focused on South African, Bantu, and West/Central African indigenous faiths and their interaction with and "export" into Western cultures.
- The Heart O'Scotland website presents information about Celtic mythology and religion. The Religion of the Celts, posted by T.W. Rolleston, gives historical context for the Celtic faith and describes what, and how, we know about its ancient beliefs and practices.
- The Religious Tolerance website offers a section on Native American Spirituality. More detailed information is posted on the website American Indian Spirituality and Sacred Rites. On the University of Minnesota website for the project "Voices from the Gaps," learn about Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket), the early 20th-century Native American writer whose quotation opens this workshop. Find some guidance that may help you present Native American indigenous religions to youth in the essay "Native American Religion in Early America" by Christine Leigh Heyrman, on the National Humanities Center website.
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