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Nations open door to Energy Independence

January 29, 2008

Guest Contributor: Laura Killian, CWIS Associate Scholar Obtaining clean energy and working towards independence from fossil fuels has, up until recently, been a far off, expensive notion for small communities….

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The Choice: Fuel vs Food?

January 21, 2008

Biofuel production is supposed to be the panacea for skyrocketing petroleum costs. Environmentalists argue that biofuels reduce carbon emissions and reduce dependency on petroleum-based fuels. Industry leaders argue biofuels are…

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Climate Change Negotiations must include Fourth World Nations

December 31, 2007

Virtually every Fourth World nation has experienced a form of climate change since the beginning of global colonization in the 11th century. It was then that Skanians (sometimes called Vikings)…

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Enriching Our Worlds

December 21, 2007

The world is full of wonders. All we have to do is explore, see and feel with all our heart and senses wide open. Continously we will discover something “new.”…

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Human Need and Nature’s Capacity to Restore

November 29, 2007

In Canada and the United States about 5% of tribal economies are so-called “informal.” In Mexico about twenty percent of the indigenous community economy is considered by conventional economists as…

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Its not easy Being “Green”

November 9, 2007

The Russians dump nuclear waste in the Arctic seas, the Republic of Congo sees companies with the consent of some government officials dump 20 metric tons of toxic waste into…

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The Changing Weather Alert!

October 26, 2007

There is a saying that when a country like Mexico, United States, Nigeria or Indonesia “sneezes,” indigenous people get the “flu.” While this is really just a variation on the…

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Genocide: Another Inconvenient Truth

October 15, 2007

The killing of a people in whole or in part through mass murder, starvation or displacement constitutes the main features of the internationally recognized crime of genocide. The 1985 United…

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Healthy Questions

October 10, 2007

Who does not want to be in the best of health? And who can say of himself to enjoy health, life, the world to the fullest or knows many people…

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Disease: the First product of Globalization 1000 AD

October 8, 2007

The Micmac of what is now Newfoundland, Canada were probably the first of the many peoples of the western hemisphere to see the boats from Skania (at the southern tip…

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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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