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Small is Beautiful

January 9, 2011

Over the last century, the number of states in the world has doubled, while the number of governments has remained roughly the same. Many of these new states represent administrative…

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Amazigh Congress

January 8, 2011

Intercontinental Cry reports on the International Federal Council of the World Amazigh Congress held recently in Marrakech. As Berbers and Tuareg seek to maintain their Amazigh identity across North Africa,…

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Building Hope

January 7, 2011

As noted in this photo essay on COP 16, indigenous peoples might have been excluded from UN climate change talks in Cancun, but they were not silenced. As The Dominion…

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Reforming Sudan

January 6, 2011

Sudanese human rights activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak discuss with Amnesty International the need to strengthen civil society in order to restrain the racist theocracy now ruling with…

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Fighting for Freedom

January 5, 2011

In what might be termed a classic neoliberal response to the peaceful quest for freedom by indigenous peoples, the government of Chile recently attacked the Rapanui parliament, clubbing women and…

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Art and Science

January 3, 2011

A while back I quoted the late Haida artist William Reid as saying art is the essence of life. Having lived in Haida Gwaii, immersed in a living landscape housing…

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End of Decade, Start of 21st Century and Red Moon

January 2, 2011

When centuries change, there is about a twenty year period of transition from one to the other. The twentieth century didn’t really get going in music, technology, government and life…

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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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