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Tribal Health

February 24, 2010

In Progress Can Kill, Survival International examines how imposed development destroys the health of tribal peoples, and how the continuity of culture and land base is the path of return…

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US New Enemy: Indigenous Peoples

February 23, 2010

The US Supreme Court heard arguments today reported by the news media as an issue of US Constitutional First Amendment Rights. The Courts decision will have much larger implications if…

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Illuminating the Rift

February 23, 2010

The difference between appearance and substance is illuminated by the rift between those who support the corporate state while retaining social security and civil rights (liberals), and those who wish…

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Breaking the Blockade

February 22, 2010

Mondoweiss reports that German Jews have joined the international effort to break the Gaza blockade.

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A Racial Framework

February 20, 2010

International conventions and domestic legal prohibitions against discrimination based on perceived racial difference are arguably useful tools in promoting equality, even if academia and the moral theatrics industry sometimes mischaracterize…

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US Human Rights Record

February 19, 2010

The United Nations Human Rights Council is accepting testimony pursuant to a review of the human rights record of the United States. Indigenous peoples, governments and organizations are encouraged to…

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What Have They Gained?

February 18, 2010

As Zoe Blunt observes in The Dominion, colonial relationships between Canada and its First Nations are exacerbated by projects like the Vancouver Olympics. Desperate for funding to meet basic needs,…

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A Sorry Saga or a First Step?

February 17, 2010

An article recently surfaced in Indian Country Today entitled “A Sorry Saga,” in which the author brings attention to the Native American Apology Resolution signed by President Obama on December…

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CWIS Notes

February 17, 2010

Center for World Indigenous Studies Fellow Mirjam Hirch has been accepted to present a guided poster presentation at the 20th International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference…

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Complexity and the State of the UNFCCC Climate Talks

February 16, 2010

Since the tumultuous negotiations surrounding the development of the Copenhagen Accord last December, many have started to question the efficacy of the UNFCCC process of coming to a global consensus…

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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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