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NGO as a Catalyst of Sustainability for Egongot Tribe

NGO as a Catalyst of Sustainability for Egongot Tribe

August 24, 2020

Giselle Morales has written a brief description drawn from the original article: Egongot Tribal Development and an NGO as a Catalyst for Sustainability by Ronnie Amatorio, Marilyn Dela Torre, Marivic Pajaro,…

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Thousand-year-old indigenous Burusho artifacts destroyed in Gilgit-Baltistan

Thousand-year-old indigenous Burusho artifacts destroyed in Gilgit-Baltistan

July 23, 2020

This blog highlights the work of Amir Wali Khan featured in the Center for World Indigenous Studies Fourth World Journal Winter 2020, Volume 19, Number 2.

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Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

July 21, 2020

What is the link between the wellbeing and autonomy of indigenous peoples and animal poaching, along with the introduction of sugar, refined and canned foods, salts and preservatives? Read about the history of the buffalo nation and what they did about it.

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The Earth Begins Healing, COVID-19 opens attack on the Fourth World

The Earth Begins Healing, COVID-19 opens attack on the Fourth World

April 21, 2020

Dr. Rudolph Rÿser offers an analysis of the current pandemic of COVID-19, how coronavirus is affecting the indigenous peoples and the virus impact on the environment.

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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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The Indigenous Bio-Cultural Strategy to Preserve Biodiversity in Two Years

The Indigenous Bio-Cultural Strategy to Preserve Biodiversity in Two Years

November 5, 2018

Ensuring the safety and continuity of the world’s 5000 Fourth World (indigenous) nations is a mandatory requirement to prevent global ecosystems’ collapse. The world’s indigenous nations are located in and…

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We Will Defend Each Other

We Will Defend Each Other

July 6, 2018

On the day Americans note their independence from Britain in the year 1776 when slavery officially still existed, I reflect on the words of Frederick Douglass: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick…

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Growing CO2 Levels in Earth’s Atmosphere: Massive Danger to Indigenous Peoples

Growing CO2 Levels in Earth’s Atmosphere: Massive Danger to Indigenous Peoples

January 22, 2018

CWIS Study Preliminary Findings The world’s indigenous peoples who are reliant on natural foods and medicines are at great risk due to growing CO2 levels in the planet’s atmosphere. The…

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Overturning Bear’s Ears: A Monumental Disaster for Indian Country Part 2

Overturning Bear’s Ears: A Monumental Disaster for Indian Country Part 2

January 4, 2018

It’s no secret that releasing massive segments of Bear’s Ears and Staircase from monument designation also releases restrictions on resource extraction. The monuments exist within a geographical region known as…

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Overturning Bear’s Ears: A Monumental Disaster for Indian Country Part 1

Overturning Bear’s Ears: A Monumental Disaster for Indian Country Part 1

December 18, 2017

This month the Trump administration began the process to make good on a campaign promise: to overturn the Obama-era national monument designation of Bear’s Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante in southern…

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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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