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Medicinal Seaweeds

December 31, 2012

Ryan Drum at Island Herbs on Waldron Island is an interesting guy. I actually met him once in 1975 when he was kayacking and I was boating. His article on…

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A Colossal Fraud

December 30, 2012

In Colonialism and the Green Economy, Daniel C. Marotta and Jennifer Coute-Marotta report on the reality of the REDD carbon market scheme in Chiapas, where the Mexican government is relocating…

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A Hazardous Path

December 24, 2012

As the UN Security Council approves an African-led military force to intervene in the Mali civil war, France, the US and the African Union bring their own interests to a…

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Inherited Responsibility

December 23, 2012

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo says First Nations in Canada will not stand down while Canada seeks to develop their natural resources while neglecting the treaty…

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A Delicate Balance

December 22, 2012

As Renaud Egreteau reports at Le Monde diplomatique, the political opening for dialogue in Burma between its eight competing ethnic factions is a positive development, but the looming temptation for…

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The Transition: Life, Death and Rebirth

December 20, 2012

December 21, 2012 is marked in Mayan calendrical measurement as or the end of the 26 thousand year Great Cycle. In the knowledge system of America’s original peoples this…

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Exclusion and Revolution

December 19, 2012

Arundhati Roy discusses exclusion and revolution in India, where 100 million indigenous people of the interior sit on top of vast quantities of ore coveted by corporations, and the 100…

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Gangster Capitalism

December 18, 2012

Galdu reports on how indigenous activism in Russia merits a visit from the Russian police and torture by the secret service. Gangster capitalism at its best.

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Confronting Canada

December 18, 2012

Radio Canada International interviews CWIS associate scholar Taiaiake Alfred about the mainstream indigenous Idle No More movement, and the more radical traditional indigenous governance suppressed by Canada and the imposed…

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Indian Country’s Disconnect about Israel

December 15, 2012

This week Muscogee Creek scholar and literary diva Joy Harjo ignited a firestorm of controversy when she announced on Facebook that she was leaving for a trip to Israel where…

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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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