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Learning to Laugh: A Sign of Hope and Victory

March 15, 2008

When did you laugh for the first time in your life? Probably you were too small to even remember. Can you imagine what it must feel like to have to…

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Salish Sea Society

March 14, 2008

Referencing the recent Coast Salish Gathering of indigenous peoples, Tom Sampson of the Tsartlip First Nation in British Columbia observed, “Our objective here is to turn the tide on all…

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Approaching Wisdom

March 13, 2008

Truth and reconciliation — as they learned in Guatemala and South Africa — is too important to be left to government, and too dangerous to be left to the innocent….

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Selfish Brain Theory

March 12, 2008

Alternative approaches to healing obesity and diabetes are gaining more and more interest and understanding in Europe. The principle of enacting self determination to regain control over one’s health is…

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Listening with Respect

March 12, 2008

Canada endeavors to learn the truth about the experience and legacy of aboriginal residential schools. Remembering the Children tour, now in progress, is prelude to a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Learning from History

March 10, 2008

In the 1990s, when Indian tribes and environmentalists united in protecting the watersheds of Washington state, the Washington Association of Realtors (WAR) and the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)…

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Olympics Maul

March 10, 2008

It was no surprise last year when the only four countries in the UN to oppose human rights for indigenous peoples were Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States….

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Coast Salish leaders commit to environmental action

Coast Salish leaders commit to environmental action

March 10, 2008

‘Enough talk, it’s time for action.’ Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, summed up the consensus at the second day of the Coast Salish Gathering at…

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RIGHTS:  Go Green, Save the Indigenous

RIGHTS: Go Green, Save the Indigenous

March 10, 2008

African indigenous peoples are important custodians of their natural environments with valuable local knowledge and skills, but are struggling to survive, according to a report.

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CHILE:  Emerging Party Seeks Self-Government for Mapuche People

CHILE: Emerging Party Seeks Self-Government for Mapuche People

March 10, 2008

Wallmapuwen, which means “people of the Mapuche land” in the language of that indigenous group, aims to formally become a political party in July this year in the southern Chilean…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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