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Climate Refugees shock demands new action

September 5, 2011

It is both shocking to the soul and profoundly disturbing to the mind that human beings are in this age made to suffer a horrible death from famine and the…

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Resource Extraction threat to Indigenous Peoples

September 2, 2011

One of the gravest threats to the security and health of indigenous peoples the world over, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is…

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Oceans of Toxins

July 1, 2011

The oceans that feed and nurture life the world over are increasingly poisoned by human activity with the result that the oceans are “experiencing severe declines in many species to…

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Climate Talks in Bonn – outside the room

June 1, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change is working to participate in climate change talks in Bonn, Germany beginning this week.  The two week meeting of the ad hoc…

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Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

April 11, 2011

Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the…

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Climate Talks Resume, Bolivia, China and Indigenous Peoples

April 5, 2011

The second day of the sixteenth session of the AWG-KP (AWG-KP 16) and the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA (AWG-LCA 14), taking place from Sunday, 3 April through Friday, 8…

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Chevron, an outlaw corporation?

February 14, 2011

Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world and one, many people on the ground say, an irresponsible outlaw. Today a court in Ecuador found the Chevron corporation…

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Food Security Overseas and at Home

February 6, 2011

Perhaps 1 billion or more of the world’s population suffer from material poverty and hunger with sixty-five percent of those living in just seven countries (WFP, 2010) [India, China, the…

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GMO Profits and killing the Seed

February 4, 2011

Political leaders, academic and corporate leaders alike credit bioengineering and related technologies as 21st century achievements that will feed the world and cure diseases. In just a few short years,…

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Six degrees warmer, 65,000 years earlier

January 31, 2011

Two reports from archaeologists and climate scientists issued in the last few days call to mind how much indigenous peoples have determined our present day life and how much they…

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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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