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Preparing for Battle

October 14, 2012

In illuminating conflict between modern states and indigenous nations, I frequently examine aspects of the psychological warfare involved. Often, this psywar includes references to religious values that distinguish one side…

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Coercion or Coexistence

October 7, 2012

In a landscape that is increasingly devastated by oil pollution from tar sands excavation, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is suing Shell Canada, the province of Alberta, and the Government…

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Amnesty Coup

October 1, 2012

Twenty years ago, after CBS 60 Minutes reported on industry-sponsored, government-supported terrorism against environmentalists in the US, one of the industry-financed field agents was quoted in High Country News as…

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Trampling on the Treaties

September 18, 2012

In Trampling on the Treaties, Chuck Tanner and Leah Henry-Tanner examine Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob Mckenna via his career as a public official opposed to treaty rights, as well as…

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Abiding in the World

September 16, 2012

I would like to draw readers attention to two Indigenous blogs: First Peoples, a blog about new directions in Indigenous studies, and Turtle Talk, a blog about Indigenous law and…

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Out of Step

September 15, 2012

In the August 30, 2012 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, it is noted that flagrant violations of historical treaties constitute some of the…

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Ancient Knowledge Systems and IGC Bioethics

September 13, 2012

The UNESCO International Bioethics Committee and the member states of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee commenced the 19th Session of the IBC at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the 11th…

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The Road to Freedom

September 12, 2012

As Catalonia plans its secession from Spain, one million Catalans marched for independence in the streets of Barcelona. With a consultation planned for 2013, the referendum in 2014 could bring…

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Good Government

September 9, 2012

As the governments of the United States and Mexico clamp down on Indigenous community projects to reinvigorate good government, it might be a good time to ask why it is…

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One Canoe

September 7, 2012

As a recently returned resident on the shore of the Salish Sea, I am pleasantly inspired by the indigenous peoples and their lovely canoes. As a region of many nations,…

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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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