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Olympics Train Wreck

February 14, 2010

Jules Boykoff examines the publicly-financed corporate franchise called the Olympics. Criticized for dozing native lands, doubling homelessness and militarizing public space, can the Olympics still pretend to preserve human dignity?…

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Anti-Indigenous Development

February 13, 2010

Consistent with the exclusion of indigenous peoples from UN talks on climate change, Canada and the other Arctic states plan to keep indigenous nations out of their upcoming summit on…

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Abandoning Dominance

February 12, 2010

As the Celtic nations of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland negotiate the demise of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, bedrock nations in the Americas and elsewhere still…

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Indigenous Groups Left Out of Arctic Leaders’ Summit

February 12, 2010

Arctic indigenous groups are criticizing Canada’s decision to leave them out of an upcoming meeting of Arctic nations in Quebec next month.

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Defending Autonomy

February 11, 2010

The Chilean Mapuche have established an autonomous legal defence unit to protect their political prisoners and community activists from police brutality. Working with the United Nations and NGOs like Amnesty…

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Compare and Contrast

February 10, 2010

Abiding in Bolivia compares the United States and Bolivian military academies and contrasts the attitudes of presidents Obama and Morales.

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Why Do Some Countries Adopt International Protocols and Scientific Recommendations Quicker than Others?

February 9, 2010

An article in Resilience Science asks the question “Why do some countries adopt the Kyoto Protocol and IPCC recommendations earlier than others?” The COMPON project (Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks) developed cross-national surveys to…

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Enduring Malign Neglect

February 9, 2010

There are many examples of misplaced priorities and distorted values emanating from Congress and the White House, but due to their peculiar history, the disaster unfolding on South Dakota Indian…

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Insidious Goals

February 7, 2010

In February 2001, Yakama Indian Nation cultural leader and CWIS Board Member Russell Jim spoke about the insidious goals of the US government toward the indigenous peoples of the world,…

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Welcome Contributors Waters and Davis

February 5, 2010

I wish to let all of our readers know that two new contributors have now been added to the Fourth World Eye roster. Tiffany Waters, Deputy Director and Research Associate…

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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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