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The Politics of Land and Bigotry

February 14, 2014

On March 8, 1996, the Center for World Indigenous Studies convened a conference at the Day Break Star Center in Seattle to consider strategies for a new public consensus about…

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Fascism in America

February 13, 2014

The Wise Use Movement of industry-sponsored violence against environmentalists and indigenous peoples is a fascist movement. Like the racist fascists and the theocratic fascists, Wise Use fascists deploy intimidation and…

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Gateway Pacific Terminal Consultant Threatens Journalists

February 12, 2014

In a tragic comedy worthy of Shakespeare, Craig Cole, political consultant to Pacific International Terminals, has threatened two journalists and publications for exposing an apparent anti-Indian strategy by his employer,…

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Confronting the Narrative

February 11, 2014

Our politics is a struggle that isn’t necessarily State-centric. At some point it concerns itself with the State, but it doesn’t mean that the State is the focal point of…

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Ravaging Indigenous Territories and Peoples

February 6, 2014

After thirty years of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland and its final adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2007 one might think…

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A Rationalization of Theft

January 30, 2014

Fascism is the most lethal threat to the indigenous peoples movement and democracy in the United States. The Minutemen and Tea Parties are probably the most familiar of the white…

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Disrupting Settled Expectations

January 27, 2014

Tribal land claims against states always face stiff challenges in U.S. courts, precisely because U.S. courts are run by settlers. Siding with American Indian tribes against state governments happens in…

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Presiding Over Peace

January 25, 2014

Keith Payne recounts the poetry of vitality offered by Oscar Oliva as the essence of revolution in Chiapas.

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Mobilizing Resentment

January 10, 2014

In her article on Native American rights and the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, Whatcom Watch contributor and Public Good correspondent Sandra Robson asks if the hiring of anti-Indian racists by…

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Vocabulary of Indigenous Autonomy – Governance

January 1, 2014

The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum…

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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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