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Category: Environment

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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Dam Lies

September 27, 2007

Hydroelectric dams have since the beginning of the twentieth century fueled industrial development and economic expansion of states like Egypt, Indonesia, the Philippines, and of course the industrial powers of…

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Ancient knowledge may slow Global Warming

September 25, 2007

Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of the modern era may be recognized when it becomes commonly known that ancient knowledge possessed by Fourth World nations can solve modern problems…

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Terra preta de índio, Global Climate Change

September 20, 2007

Shortly before Spanish, Dutch and English sponsored ships arrived on the western hemisphere’s shores more than five hundred years ago, infectious disease rubbed out between 50% and 95% of the…

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Indigenous reality behind climate change

September 15, 2007

Experts agree, climate change may be the greatest threat facing our planet. No doubt, for all of human kind climate change is a threat to biodiversity, and involves a number…

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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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