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Indigenous Values

November 24, 2008

Inherent Moral Authority UN climate change conferences could benefit from indigenous participation, but their traditional knowledge comes with a price, and that price is respect. And respect of indigenous values,…

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Supreme Duty

November 24, 2008

Obama’s willful feigned ignorance of crimes against humanity by his predecessor — as a ruse to avoid bringing Bush/Cheney to justice — is inexcusable. As the single most important thing…

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Groundbreaking PBS Series Nears Completion

Groundbreaking PBS Series Nears Completion

November 24, 2008

After almost five years of planning and production, a groundbreaking television series depicting more than 350 years of history from an American Indian perspective is scheduled to premiere next spring.

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Tibet Day 2008

November 23, 2008

Greetings All, Tibet Day 2008 is promising to be a remarkable event. Come enjoy Tibetan food, song, dance, vendors and related nonprofit organizations. Find out the next stage of the Tibet movement…

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The Power of Popular Initiatives

November 23, 2008

Recession of the world economy, financial crisis and more bleak news are on everybody’s mind these days. There is a widespread feeling that important decisions and answers are completely out…

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Into the Fray

November 22, 2008

All the treaties between the United States and Indian tribes are binding international agreements, yet international institutions formed to serve modern states and mediate international disputes require that original nations…

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Plains Pitch

November 21, 2008

Due to the early blizzards in the Dakotas, I’m making my annual Christmas pitch now for Changing Winds clothing and heating fuel drive for the remote Indian reservations there. You…

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We Shall See

November 21, 2008

When Barack Obama talks about hope and change, he uses our billions to bail out banks while offering us bromides. When Evo Morales talks about hope and change, he uses…

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Talks Could Learn From Indigenous Groups

CLIMATE CHANGE: Talks Could Learn From Indigenous Groups

November 21, 2008

As the United Nations readies for a key climate change meeting in Poland next month, a London-based human rights group warns that any new deal on global warming would be…

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Democratic Changes

November 20, 2008

Model of Hope Evo Morales spoke yesterday at the Organization of American States about the democratic changes taking place in Bolivia and Latin America that provide a model of hope…

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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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