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Collapse of Biodiversity “I want you to act!”

Collapse of Biodiversity “I want you to act!”

October 7, 2019

It was 20 August this year when a young Swedish woman took a determined stand to change the course of history. At least that is what began to happen as…

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Retraction of “A Mission from God”

October 2, 2019

Mr. Jay Taber’s blog post “A Mission from God” on 1 October appearing on the Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) website contained a reference to Mr. James (Jim) V….

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Burning for Profit in Brazil

Burning for Profit in Brazil

September 8, 2019

Figure 1  Fires in South America [Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)] Donald Trump’s American Government trade and tariff war with China is responsible for much of this year’s…

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Elizabeth Warren Need Not Apologize

Elizabeth Warren Need Not Apologize

August 23, 2019

There are more than 5 million descendants of American Indian families in the United States. Elizabeth Warren is one of them. For those persons who wish to criticize her for…

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Ezidikhan is the “Land of the Yezidi” and the Peacock Angel

Ezidikhan is the “Land of the Yezidi” and the Peacock Angel

May 22, 2019

A conversation with Ezidikhan Justice Minister Nallein Sowilo and Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf. The Center’s mission advances the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. We provide direct support to the…

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Fear in the Face of Climate Change

Fear in the Face of Climate Change

January 15, 2019

Written By Michael Smetana Photos: Juliet Totten According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), indigenous peoples play a key role in global climate change efforts by…

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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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