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Traditions and Values

December 15, 2012

The traditions and values that Tim DeChristopher and Julian Assange grew up with are different from your average consumer-oriented family. DeChristopher’s mother was an activist against mountaintop removal by coal…

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First Nations Kinships

December 14, 2012

When the agents of the Dominion of Canada assigned Coast Salish peoples to reserves in the 19th Century, they brought with them foreign concepts of property and governance. Assigning the…

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Demonizing Tradition

December 13, 2012

Domestic terrorism is hardly something new to American Indian reservations. From the experience with missionaries to the tragedy of boarding schools, Native Americans know what terrorism is all about. But…

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

December 11, 2012

Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies…

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Great White Father Syndrome

December 7, 2012

The Great White Father syndrome displayed by the governments of Canada and Australia toward indigenous peoples this week has deep roots. Rooted in European Christian colonialism, the edicts handed down…

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Chief Seattle’s People

December 6, 2012

On the website of the Duwamish Tribe, tribal members give a video tour of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, including tribal history and the struggle with the United States…

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Walking in the Truth

December 5, 2012

In this short video, Githabul Elder Uncle Kevin captures Aboriginal reality in Australia, and speaks eloquently to the spirit that resides in their hearts.

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Identity Heritage and Education

December 4, 2012

Learning who you are makes a big difference in educational attainment. As the The Oregonian reports, the new tribal sovereignty curriculum in Washington state is good for all students, but…

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The Place To Start

December 3, 2012

This year’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, also known as the White House Tribal Nations Summit 2012, will be held on Wednesday, December 5. Hosting delegates from each of the…

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Culture Honor Trust

December 1, 2012

Culture is a complex entity of political, economic and spiritual dimensions. The language, beliefs and values of a culture find expression in such things as music, song and dance, as…

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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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